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* Solved* Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« on: March 02, 2013, 08:41:32 am »
As it's current and about Epsom drivers I thought I would tag this post on if that's OK?  :)

I have just bought an Epsom Home XP-305 and have gone to the Epsom page here. http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=EN&CN2=&DSCMI=17708&DSCCHK=9541f8150f52a1d9322c70c3e7320e7ae64b1f07

The thing is I do not know which one to download and install. Can anyone help?
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 11:11:05 am »
Which Linux distro/version/architecture are you running ?



If it's Debian/Ubuntu based, you'll want one of the 2 that end with .deb (.deb = debian package management)

if it's 32bit and Debian/Ubuntu based, you'll want the one that ends with i386.deb

if it's 64bit and Debian/Ubuntu based, you'll want the one that ends with amd64.deb



If it's RedHat based you'll want one of the 2 that end with .rpm (.rpm = redhat package management)

if it's 32bit and RedHat based, you'll want the one that ends with i486.rpm

if it's 64bit and RedHat based, you'll want the one that ends with X86_64.rpm



The last one that ends with source.rpm is the source code, for if you want/need to compile them yourself .. for some reason they've chose to package it as an .rpm, but you can easily unpack it.



BTW, you may also want the scanner drivers from here:
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=EN&CN2=&DSCMI=21580&DSCCHK=ea245da3525f56d8ca2ab9408ed2d6d8b481d435

If you're lost for which to get .. just answer the question above :)

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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 02:52:41 pm »
There is a website link for .deb (Ubuntu) drivers at http://www.driverlook.com/epson-expression-home-xp-305-printer-driver-windows-linux-mac-os-x/ (bottom of the page)

There are 32 bit and 64 bit drivers xp-305 drivers for the printer and the scanner. I have used driverlook.com in the past.

If you are intending to stick with Linux in the long term, I recommend HP since they provide Linux drivers for most of their printers and scanners.

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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 03:14:22 pm »
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 07:43:36 am »
Thanks to both of you.
Yes, I knew Hp support Linux better. The problem was that the Epson had a much smaller footprint for the spec I wanted.

Now to have play with the drivers!
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 12:45:25 pm »
Problem is the WiFi only wants to talk to Windows or Macs.

Also the deb scanner driver lists an error through Ubuntu software setup...........Dependancy is not satisfiable. iscan-data >:(
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 01:24:05 pm »
For wifi .. make sure smbclient is installed:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install smbclient

Then set it up through the CUPS interface:
http://localhost:631

and add it as a network printer using smb.



You need to install iscan-data_1.22.0-1_all.deb from this link:
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=EN&CN2=&DSCMI=21580&DSCCHK=ea245da3525f56d8ca2ab9408ed2d6d8b481d435
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 02:54:00 pm »
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and add it as a network printer using smb.

How do I do that.  :-[
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2013, 03:49:01 pm »
Do you know the IP address of the printer ?

Have you given it a static IP address ?
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 03:53:03 pm »
No and no!  :(   I am having a nightmare.  The damn thing will pick up all of my neighbours wifi except my laptop and Andriod device both 10" away!
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 03:57:49 pm »
Which OS are you using ?

Bit baffled by you saying "it will pick up neighbours wifi .. a printer doesnt "pick up" wifi networks ?

Is there anything in the documentation about how to give it a static IP ?

Do you have a Windows PC ?
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Do you have WINE installed on your Linux PC ?
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 04:09:12 pm »
Using Ubuntu 12.04 lts.   The printer has a screen showing available wifi networks.  I have Windows as a dual boot option, but hardly ever use it.  Wine is installed but it gives me headaches!

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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2013, 04:12:22 pm »
Do you know the network name of the printer ?

It's usually EPSONXXXXXX
(where XXXXXX is the last 6 digits of the MAC address)

See here:
http://www.epson.co.uk/gb/en/viewcon/corporatesite/store/products/mainunits/faq/11536/1766

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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2013, 04:24:59 pm »
Hmmm.  Can't relate their menu instructions to this printer.  Please hit me over the head with something blunt if this sounds stupid......but do I need the printer to run through a router?  :-[
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Re: Driver for Epson Home XP-305
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2013, 04:28:23 pm »
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do I need the printer to run through a router?

YES .. the printer becomes a "device" attached to the local wireless network .. so it needs to be in the same IP range and connected (wirelessly) to your router.
(at least it does in infrastructure mode)

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