August 16, 2015
November 25, 2019
Ubuntu (15.04) and Epson SX130 printer
I'm not sure what Ubuntu add printer feature wants to do when installing drivers but when I tried to add my Epson printer it didn't work. Most probably it tries to install the same driver as I tried above and it stuck on error: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
Let's install driver using dpkg. Download epson-printer-utility_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb from http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule (just search sx130).
sudo dpkg -i epson-printer-utility_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
It should print something like this:
Selecting previously unselected package epson-printer-utility. (Reading database ... 213638 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack epson-printer-utility_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb ... Unpacking epson-printer-utility (1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of epson-printer-utility: epson-printer-utility depends on lsb (>= 3.2); however: Package lsb is not installed. dpkg: error processing package epson-printer-utility (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: epson-printer-utility
apt-get -f install should help but in my instance it didn't, most possible because I tried to install drivers from system settings and after failure some processes locked apt database or something. I could restart system and try to apt-get -f install again but this helped without restart:
sudo dpkg --configure -asudo dpkg --auditsudo apt-get install --reinstall at -f
Then I just added a printer through system settings and everything works correctly. An interesting thing is that printer works better than about year ago. When I last checked it, it worked better on Windows, now I don't see the difference ;-)