Epson sx420w series drivers

Asked by Geo.Watson on 2012-07-31

When I try to setup my Epsom SX425 Inkjet Wireless Printer I get as far as:-

Additional Drivers

Driver search results
EPSON Epson Stylus SX420W

Epson Inklet Drier for Linux(version 1.0.0)[Recommended]

Epson Inklet Drier for Linux(ersion 1.0.0)[Recommended]
Not tested by the Ubuntu deelopers

Licence Propriety (details)

Functionality:
  text: 100%
  lineart: 100%
  photo: 100%
  graphics: 100%
Supplied by: Seiko Epson Corporation (printer manufacturer)
Support contacts:
 - Seiko Epson Corporation (voluntary): http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX

This driver is not activated [ Activate ]

When the activate button is pressed It starts to activate then:-

It stops and says "Sorry,the instillation of this driver failed "
......for details . /var/log/jockey.log
thelast line of which states:-

"2012-07-31 19:41:42,579 ERROR: Binary package epson-inkjet-printer-nx420 has no trusted origin, rejecting"

A window then comes up "Choose Driver"

Stylus SX415(recommended)

If I select this I get a series of FF. And the printer spews out paper.

If I select Stylus SX215 the Black printing is OK but te colour printing is offset.

Can anyone help?

When I used "lsb_release -a ; uname -a"
I got :-
george@george-Aspire-3610:~$ lsb_release -a ; uname -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux george-Aspire-3610 3.2.0-26-generic-pae #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 14 16:45:14 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
george@george-Aspire-3610:~$

Thanks
For all the help.
My main complaint was

"Epson Inklet Drier for Linux(version 1.0.0)[Recommended]"

and "2012-07-31 19:41:42,579 ERROR: Binary package epson-inkjet-printer-nx420 has no trusted origin, rejecting"

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Pascal De Vuyst
Solved:
2012-08-13
Last query:
2012-08-13
Last reply:
2012-08-12

It's Epson, not Epsom.

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Geo.Watson (georgemnl) said : #2

Sorry for the delay in answering you.
The result was:-
george@george-Aspire-3610:~$ lsb_release -a ; uname -a

No LSB modules are available.

Distributor ID: Ubuntu

Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Release: 12.04

Codename: precise

Linux george-Aspire-3610 3.2.0-26-generic-pae #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 14 16:45:14 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

george@george-Aspire-3610:~$

Thanks George

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Andrew K (andyk1166) said : #3

On this page http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/download/lsb/epson-inkjet/escpr/ you can find esc/p-r which is a driver for Epson that covers many printer models (including the one you listed), you can download the .deb file of you build architecture and use gdebi installer or the ubuntu software center to install it (personally I prefer gdebi) I did use this driver a year or two ago and it does the job albeit a bit lackluster. It does however prevent your printer from becoming a brick on a stack of paper. I hope this helps out.

Geo.Watson (georgemnl) said : #4

Thank you Angus for your answer.Unfortunately my internet has gone down and it may be a week before it is reconnected.I have had to use my daughters hub.
George

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> On this page http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/download/lsb/epson-
> inkjet/escpr/ you can find esc/p-r which is a driver for Epson that
> covers many printer models (including the one you listed), you can
> download the .deb file of you build architecture and use gdebi installer
> or the ubuntu software center to install it (personally I prefer gdebi)
> I did use this driver a year or two ago and it does the job albeit a bit
> lackluster. It does however prevent your printer from becoming a brick
> on a stack of paper. I hope this helps out.
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Epson provides a driver for this printer, you need to manually install the deb package in Ubuntu:
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=NL&CN2=&DSCMI=16875&DSCCHK=411c6ed04daceaf5eaff40c60d4fda5f3a036429

Geo.Watson (georgemnl) said : #6

Thanks Pascal De Vuyst, that solved my question.