View Full Version : cannot install epson XP412 printer driver in Ubuntu 16.04

April 14th, 2018, 11:33 PM
I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and I have an Epson XP412 networked printer/scanner
I have just had to do a clean re-install of Ubuntu 16.04 following a hard drive failure.

The same setup was working OK prior to the re=install; but I cannot work out how to do it this time. I go to settings, then Printers, Network Printers, Search for Network Printer. The name of my printer appears, I go to install and get offered "epson-printer-driver-201301w. It starts to download then freezes the entire PC so I have to power-off.

The driver says it is produced by Seikp-Epson. I am convinced I have had this experience before; but I cannot remember how it was resolved.

Can anyone help? Thanks if you can