HP makes the most effort to fully support Linux, so if all other aspects are equal, always buy a HP printer. Unable to download and install driver for Epson printer Jan 7, Here are the steps that I have taken: Not sure where those are since there’s no illustrations. It’d be so much better if there’s a brief description somewhere. If you did, then you will get the behaviour that you are describing here.

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You were completely spot on. Their many solutions were mostly fob offs or time extenders for them.

Epson USB printer/driver issue

If you e;son reboot you will still have the old wrong unedited registry in memory despite your edits to the registry on the HDD. I tried system restore but it failed and then I proceed to registry deleting which relates to epson.

But when I had to fix this same problem once a few years ago, with a different USB printer that someone had also plugged in before loading the software, I am sure it did not work. Windows therefore assigned the most relevent driver and created registry keys associated to the physical hardware ID of the printer.

It’d be so much better if there’s a brief description somewhere. Maybe it’s an updated version to the TM virtual port driver you’ve tried? Join the community hereit only takes a minute. I suspect that is what you have done. I had an experience with POS before; get the system to print a simple X.


I cant thank you enough. HP make a good effort to fully support all their printers on Linux, so all things being equal, always buy a HP.

PS Have been on the phone to epson support for over a week, Initially I was told that the engineer would find a printer and try and install it himself on win 7 64 bit, no one got back to me, then i was told he had trouble getting hold of that model but would do it asap, no one got back to me, then I was told this guy had been moved from this team but the problem had been sent to Level 2 support, no one got back to me, then i was told that another customer was having the same problem and theyve sent in their printer so Epson can diagnose the problem Anyway, have you tried adjusting those?

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Your advice was invaluable and you have solved umpteen hours of work on this. Join 02iu community here. Have you installed the USB driver? Even when the windows chosen driver was uninstalled and so too was the Epson software, the keys created by windows associated with the printer ID remained.

Finally, in one form or another, the problem always always lies with the drivers. Haven’t looked at the DIP switches.


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Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Hmmm I didnt see that in the paper manual Ive got. Hope somebody there will get back to you soon. I briefly tried deleting the registry keys but I spent all of about 10mins on it. So I have rewritten my post with more “how fix it” information. To install a printer in Kubuntu Linux or any other modern desktop Linux you follow this procedure I think from memory there will only be a couple of things to delete, and make sure you don’t delete something that you need.

Now for my fee for my time giving this advice, I am running Windows 7 64bit HP I am unable to even print a test page to them at the moment. You also have to search your registry and delete the appropriate entries. Be conservative, delete one or two thing that seem obvious and then try it. When I try and Update the driver from the Printers and Devices screen, automatically it tells me the driver is up to date, and if I manually search for the.

Just plug almost any printer in and it just works!!!!