Is it possible to use the Epson xp-235a with Kubuntu, complete as a wireless printer? If so, where can I find the required drivers and set up procedure? Thanks in advance, Rene.

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For Epson XP 231, XP 240, ET2851 & WF-M5690 for Ubuntu 16.04 / 23.04, I did the following steps:


  • I configured with a Windows 10 the printer (to enter my wifi and upgrade firmware).

On Ubuntu

  • I installed driver package with:
sudo apt install printer-driver-escpr
  • I entered "System Settings -> Printers -> Add"
  • In Network Printer it appeared, I selected it and selected the recommended driver

P.S: I tried to install the drivers mentioned from Epson, but only a scanner driver appeared on the official page (and it didn't work).

P.S.2: thanks everyone on your comments on expanding my solution to other printers! Still using my XP 231 after so many years, very happy from it.

  • 1
    Also works for XP430, though the recommended driver is EPSON X-432 435 Series. Tested in Linux Mint 18
    – R Cassani
    Dec 20, 2017 at 1:42
  • the lsb package is needed at least for later ubuntu versions ("sudo apt-get install lsb" )
    – CallMeTom
    Apr 24, 2020 at 7:27
  • The printer-driver-escpr solution works also for the Epson ET2851 printer model.
    – Bob
    Jan 2, 2023 at 12:00
  • This is the solution that actually worked for my WF-M5690 on Ubuntu 22.04, as opposed to tutorials with Epson's own drivers
    – Yar
    Jul 17, 2023 at 20:43

You can use this printer with Ubuntu.

Epson drivers for Linux are here.

Most of Epson drivers are installed automatically form the Ubuntu Partner repository when you install a printer in System Settings.

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