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installing driver for Epson Artisan 710 printer for Ubuntu 20.04
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bilsch01
2020-11-11 22:04:56 UTC
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First I tried to install the printer using the printers GUI in settings
but that didn't get me anything that works. So I read in Ask Ubuntu site
where I learned the Epson Artisan 710 printer is too old and I need to
download the driver myself and install it using the dpkg -i command line
shown below.
The Epson site has a number of possibilities. I tried 3 of the files
with file names ending in *amd64.deb. The files I tried are:

epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.7.8-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

For each I got the UNEXPECTEDLY SHORT screen output shown below.
The settings GUI does not show that any printer was installed.

bilsch01:~$ sudo dpkg -i
/home/bilsch01/Downloads/epson710/sez2012/epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package
epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series.
(Reading database ... 193807 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack
.../epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
...
Unpacking epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series
(1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
Setting up epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series
(1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-0ubuntu9.1) ...
bilsch01:~$

It didn't seem like it installed a printer driver. Indeed no printer is
installed. Does anyone know what I should do?

TIA. Bill S.
Jonathan N. Little
2020-11-11 23:14:57 UTC
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Post by bilsch01
First I tried to install the printer using the printers GUI in settings
but that didn't get me anything that works. So I read in Ask Ubuntu site
where I learned the Epson Artisan 710 printer is too old and I need to
download the driver myself and install it using the dpkg -i command line
shown below.
The Epson site has a number of possibilities.  I tried 3 of the files
epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.7.8-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
For each I got the UNEXPECTEDLY SHORT screen output shown below.
The settings GUI does not show that any printer was installed.
bilsch01:~$ sudo dpkg -i
/home/bilsch01/Downloads/epson710/sez2012/epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package
epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series.
(Reading database ... 193807 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack
.../epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
...
Unpacking epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series
(1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
Setting up epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series
(1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-0ubuntu9.1) ...
bilsch01:~$
It didn't seem like it installed a printer driver.  Indeed no printer is
installed. Does anyone know what I should do?
TIA.   Bill S.
Looks like is does not actually install the printer but add the driver
to cups. Go to the printer app add printer and you may have to manually
select driver. Not sure if listed under Epson or Seiko. Should list
Artisan 710
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Take care,

Jonathan
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bilsch01
2020-11-12 00:22:18 UTC
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Post by Jonathan N. Little
Post by bilsch01
First I tried to install the printer using the printers GUI in settings
but that didn't get me anything that works. So I read in Ask Ubuntu site
where I learned the Epson Artisan 710 printer is too old and I need to
download the driver myself and install it using the dpkg -i command line
shown below.
The Epson site has a number of possibilities.  I tried 3 of the files
epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.7.8-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
For each I got the UNEXPECTEDLY SHORT screen output shown below.
The settings GUI does not show that any printer was installed.
bilsch01:~$ sudo dpkg -i
/home/bilsch01/Downloads/epson710/sez2012/epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package
epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series.
(Reading database ... 193807 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack
.../epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
...
Unpacking epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series
(1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
Setting up epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-photo-px810fw-series
(1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-0ubuntu9.1) ...
bilsch01:~$
It didn't seem like it installed a printer driver.  Indeed no printer is
installed. Does anyone know what I should do?
TIA.   Bill S.
Looks like is does not actually install the printer but add the driver
to cups. Go to the printer app add printer and you may have to manually
select driver. Not sure if listed under Epson or Seiko. Should list
Artisan 710
Ok. That works. Thanks.

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