I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04. I have downloaded the driver of my printer from here because in the "printers" drivers menu the driver for EPSON L355 does not appear.

When I try to install the drivers I get this error

vladimir@qubit:~/Documents/Programs/epson_printer_drivers$ sudo dpkg -i epson-inkjet-printer-201207w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb 
Selecting previously unselected package epson-inkjet-printer-201207w.
(Reading database ... 215943 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack epson-inkjet-printer-201207w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb ...
Unpacking epson-inkjet-printer-201207w (1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of epson-inkjet-printer-201207w:
 epson-inkjet-printer-201207w depends on lsb (>= 3.2).

dpkg: error processing package epson-inkjet-printer-201207w (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

I have no idea how to fix this. I've tried some solutions involving the package alien, as well as gdebi, but I can't succeed. I'm a bit desperate by now, so any help is very much appreciated.

Also, checking my lsb gives:

vladimir@qubit:~/Documents/Programs/epson_printer_drivers$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:core-4.1-amd64:core-4.1-noarch:cxx-3.0-amd64:cxx-3.0-noarch:cxx-3.1-amd64:cxx-3.1-noarch:cxx-3.2-amd64:cxx-3.2-noarch:cxx-4.0-amd64:cxx-4.0-noarch:cxx-4.1-amd64:cxx-4.1-noarch:desktop-3.1-amd64:desktop-3.1-noarch:desktop-3.2-amd64:desktop-3.2-noarch:desktop-4.0-amd64:desktop-4.0-noarch:desktop-4.1-amd64:desktop-4.1-noarch:graphics-2.0-amd64:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-amd64:graphics-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.1-amd64:graphics-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.2-amd64:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.1-amd64:graphics-4.1-noarch:languages-3.2-amd64:languages-3.2-noarch:languages-4.0-amd64:languages-4.0-noarch:languages-4.1-amd64:languages-4.1-noarch:multimedia-3.2-amd64:multimedia-3.2-noarch:multimedia-4.0-amd64:multimedia-4.0-noarch:multimedia-4.1-amd64:multimedia-4.1-noarch:printing-3.2-amd64:printing-3.2-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch:printing-4.1-amd64:printing-4.1-noarch:qt4-3.1-amd64:qt4-3.1-noarch:security-4.0-amd64:security-4.0-noarch:security-4.1-amd64:security-4.1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
Release:    14.04
Codename:   trusty
  • I had this problem back when 14.04 LTS was first released, then I switched from distro but came back on a new computer and Ubuntu install with 16.04 LTS. Not using this exact model but L455 and Epson drivers work OK now. – xangua Nov 27 '16 at 5:02
  • @xangua thanks but I decided to stick with ubuntu 14.04 – Vladimir Vargas Nov 27 '16 at 5:05
  • If that's your choice you could try opening the .deb file, search and extract the .PPD file to use it (you should be offer this option when setting a printer if no drivers are found). – xangua Nov 27 '16 at 5:13

OP accidentally tried to install 32bit driver, while using a 64bit OS.

OP installed the 64bit driver, and all was resolved.

  • I get exactly the same error :( – Vladimir Vargas Nov 27 '16 at 5:04
  • What about running sudo apt-get -f install? – ThatGuy Nov 27 '16 at 5:07
  • I've already done it, and if I run sudo dpkg -i epson..., the error appears again. – Vladimir Vargas Nov 27 '16 at 5:08
  • Can you run lsb_release -a please? – ThatGuy Nov 27 '16 at 5:09
  • The output is too long, so I appended it to the question – Vladimir Vargas Nov 27 '16 at 5:11

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