installed the wrong driver and found out my printer is not compatible

Asked by Joani Lindeen on 2012-05-25

I installed a driver and I found out that my printer is not compatible and I think it is messing up my package catalog...

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michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #1

Please give more information. What make and model printer. What driver and where did you get it. What build of Ubuntu? What make and model computer.

Joani Lindeen (joani-lindeen) said : #2

the printer is a kodak esp5. The driver is c2esp i got it from the internet and the computer is asus ul80v. I have had the broken count error since installing the driver and would like to get rid of it completely. I didn't need it before and I can print on not scan

Joani Lindeen (joani-lindeen) said : #3

no idea on the build.. I don't know where to find it,,

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #4

Sorry, the Kodak company does not support any Linux. Actionparsnip knows of a project that may help. Were you using Windows before?

Joani Lindeen (joani-lindeen) said : #5

yes.. but how do i uninstall the driver cause it won't let me now. and is telling me to repair my package catalog..

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #6

I just learned that there are some Kodak drivers out there. This changes things. You taught me something. What scanning program are you using? Go to Ubuntu Software Center: type "scanner" into search box. Many programs, I use Slimple Scan and Xsane.

Joani Lindeen (joani-lindeen) said : #7

anytime I open the software center it is telling me to repair my package catalog. why is that

Joani Lindeen (joani-lindeen) said : #8

it won't let me install anything...

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #9


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install

May help

Joani Lindeen (joani-lindeen) said : #10

did that earlier and nothing..

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #12

On #2 and #3 above, instead build I should said release.
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
From your question 198346. Sorry

Joani Lindeen (joani-lindeen) said : #13

i am going to reinstall the whole operating system I think.