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I have just bought an Epson XP-300 laser printer and I can't get it to work properly on Ubuntu. I'm a complete novice when it comes to Ubuntu and Linux, so I basically went to "Printers" and tried configuring it that way but my printer model doesn't even appear on the list.

When I try using the "generic" configuration it either doesn't print or just prints out gibberish.

This is REALLY frustrating. What can I do to get this printer to work properly under Ubuntu?

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Try installing the drivers. I had to jump through hoops to get my XP-400 to work properly, but I did not have these drivers at the time.

Download Printer Driver ESC/P Driver (full feature)

Download Printer Driver ESC/P-R Driver (generic driver)

Download Scanner Driver core package&data package

If these links fail, just go to Download drivers and Software and search for XP-300.

If there are still issues, there is a good FAQ here to help you start debugging. database/cupsfaq

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