I have just installed Mint 16 as a dual-boot system on my desktop pc. The printer is an Epson Stylus DX5000 and works fine with XP, and I'm trying to get it to work with Mint 16 as well.
In the printer set up utility in System Settings, I add the printer and it searches for drivers and comes up with two options:
Clicking on epson-espcr to download it, I'm asked for my password, but after typing that in the driver doesn't download. I've tried a few times, and waited a while, but the progress bar doesn't move. So I had a look in Package Manager and found the same driver there, so installed it from Package Manager, and Package Manager says it's installed.
My question is, how do I get the printer to use that driver?
Going back into the printer set-up utility, I thought that if I selected ''local drivers'' then it might find the driver that is supposedly installed, but I have left the utility searching for local drivers for around 2 hours now, and it's still searching!
(In case it matters, the printer is swiched on, and plugged into a USB socket)
Edited by Al1000, 10 May 2014 - 12:29 PM.