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How can I install Epson L3150 ink tank printer in Ubuntu? I failed to install using the deb file given in the site

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  • How did you "fail to install"?
    – Pilot6
    Feb 13, 2019 at 15:29
  • while installation failed to find out driver when searching for drivers. In 18.04 only generic printer added, and printer working without printing
    – Santhosh V
    Feb 13, 2019 at 15:56
  • Download a driver from Epson site and install it. And what "installation" was searching for drivers?
    – Pilot6
    Feb 13, 2019 at 16:30
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  • If installation fails, run sudo apt install -f to install dependencies.
    – Pilot6
    Feb 13, 2019 at 16:33

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  1. Follow this link, in the search box type "L3150" and in the dropdown menu choose "Linux".

  2. Press "Download" next to "ESC/P-R Driver (generic driver)".

  3. Press "Accept" and then download the driver file named epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_XXXX-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb (even if your processor is not AMD) where instead of XXXX will be the current version number.

  4. Install using GDebi: First just try to open the file, which will open GDebi's gui, and click install. If that doesn't work, open a terminal, browse to appropriate folder, and run sudo gdebi epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_XXXX-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb (don't forget to replace XXXX with version number).

  5. Go to Printers, press Add, let it find your printer (note whether it is connected directly via USB or via the network) and proceed in the obvious way to set the printer.

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  • Fantastic, just followed those steps and printed successfully first time, thank you. @Santhosh-v you should mark this as accepted, it's tested and working.
    – Mike Hardy
    Oct 17, 2021 at 16:10
  • And will that work in both scanning and printing ? I will install for Epson EcoTank M3170 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
    – Nukool
    May 10 at 18:31
  • @Nukool I haven't tried scanning, please share your experience if you try
    – Ur Ya'ar
    May 16 at 18:56

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