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Old 08-20-2008, 06:50 AM   #1
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Cant't get Epson Stylus SX405 work in Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron

Hej All.

A friend have just bought a Epson Stylus SX405 to work with Ubuntu Hardy Heron aka 8.04 .

Anyone with a idea if and how I can get the printer and Ubuntu to work?

Best regards

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Epson Stylus SX405
I went to and looked in the supported printer data base, it is not listed. You start there, before you buy a printer, not after.

I went to and can not find the printer there either. So, is this a new release? You can try Epsom in your counrty, Epsom has very good linux support. You may find a driver there. Otherwise, your choices are to write your own, or wait for someone else to write one.

What you need is Cups installed. You need a print driver that is know to work with the printer. Install both, and then start cups. From a web browser, enter http://localhost:631 to connect to cups. Add a printer, that will allow you to select the driver that you installed to support the printer.

Some distros come with scripts and their own gui tools to install a printer. They just have other ways of modifying the config files. I use the method described, works on any distro.
Old 08-20-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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Thank very much. I was not with her at the buying time, so I couldn't help there.

Your advice is noted.

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