The printer is found but when I go to Epson there is no sign of my model. When I choose generic driver it gives me a long list. Which driver should I use

My printer connects wirelessly and has never been on a microsoft product. I can print flawlessly off my Galaxy phone

  • Did you install the canon PPA?
    – Rinzwind
    Jan 27, 2015 at 14:23

2 Answers 2


Go to the manufacturer site and download driver for Linux from there: http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule

There is a manual how to install them: http://download.ebz.epson.net/man/linux/

If it worked on Galaxy, I believe that most probably it will work on Ubuntu, as well. Because Galaxy uses Android system which is based on Linux kernel and Ubuntu OS is also based on Linux kernel.

  • Thanks very much Muz, I haven't tried to do this yet as im a newbie but thats the first post I have seen about drivers for my printer, i'll need to read up before I download a driver, the problem is whats best...tar.gz or deb
    – user272048
    Jan 28, 2015 at 0:05
  • .deb is best - its native package for Ubuntu and other debian based systems
    – Muzaffar
    Jan 28, 2015 at 0:12
  • All sorted now, printing well. Thank you very much for that, it was much appreciated
    – user272048
    Jan 28, 2015 at 13:22

I managed to get it work just installing drivers (they gave couple errors though as I am running 16.04 and some newer softwares), installing scanner program from Ubuntu´s Applications and last editing following SANE file through terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/epson.conf

And I did add there my printers static ip settings (autodiscovery in case that you use DHCP on your router):

net (Check yours from the printer)
net autodiscovery

I had also epson2.conf file and you may want to edit that too if not working or just to be sure. Just add the same line(s).

"SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) is the linux way of scanning. sane supports a great many scanners, and the community around SANE adds support for more scanners all the time. By and large, most supported scanners are plug and play simple (plug them in and your ready to scan). However, some scanners will require manual installation."

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