CUPS epson printer drivers stalling xp-300

Asked by Galen Thurber on 2015-10-04

I read the questions and answers
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/+question/212355
but I have two xubuntu machines that have the same stalling problems.
I try to install via CUPS or XFCE gui and it stalls (over an hour)
I try to install via .deb
epson-inkjet-printer-201203w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
and it stalls the Software centre (waited over one hour)

any ideas?

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Try installing the deb in the terminal. What is the output please

Galen Thurber (godfree2) said : #2

On machine 1 of 2 desktop amd64
forget to mention I have already installed lsb
downloaded epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
# sudo dpkg -i epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package epson-inkjet-printer-escpr.
(Reading database ... 357478 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking epson-inkjet-printer-escpr (1.6.0-1lsb3.2) ...
Setting up epson-inkjet-printer-escpr (1.6.0-1lsb3.2) ...
cups stop/waiting
cups start/running, process 18903
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.6) ...

used cups gui and it found the wifi printer
URI dnssd://EPSON%20XP-300%20Series._ipp._tcp.local/
and it found the correct driver.

CUPS did communicate with the printer and the printer's own screen displayed "incompatible cartridge" for around 2 minutes, then it resumed.

I will try the second machine, laptop

Galen Thurber (godfree2) said : #3

2nd computer, Dell Laptop

had stalled aptd which was blocking install

sudo killall aptd

sudo killall aptd

sudo apt-get install -fReading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
9 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up lsb-core (4.1+Debian11ubuntu6) ...
Setting up lsb-graphics (4.1+Debian11ubuntu6) ...
Setting up lsb-cxx (4.1+Debian11ubuntu6) ...
Setting up lsb-multimedia (4.1+Debian11ubuntu6) ...
Setting up lsb-desktop (4.1+Debian11ubuntu6) ...
Setting up lsb-printing (4.1+Debian11ubuntu6) ...
Setting up lsb-languages (4.1+Debian11ubuntu6) ...
Setting up lsb (4.1+Debian11ubuntu6) ...
Setting up epson-inkjet-printer-201303w (1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
cups stop/waiting
cups start/running, process 13944
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.6) ..

sudo dpkg -i epson-inkjet-printer-201303w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i epson-inkjet-printer-201303w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 195116 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack epson-inkjet-printer-201303w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb ...
Unpacking epson-inkjet-printer-201303w (1.0.0-1lsb3.2) over (1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
cups stop/waiting
cups start/running, process 14027
Setting up epson-inkjet-printer-201303w (1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ...
cups stop/waiting
cups start/running, process 14093
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.6) ...

configured via GUI
URI dnssd://EPSON%20XP-300%20Series._ipp._tcp.local/
driver: correct

Assume problem is solved, but now printer is out of ink so I can't test.