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Installing Epson Stylus SX424W under Linux

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Out of the box, if you tell Ubuntu to add a network printer, it will find it (give it 5-10 seconds to search) and recognise its make and model. However, if you press proceed, it will get stuck searching for the driver.

The solution is to go to and search not for SX424W, but for SX420. Then download the correct driver for your system (.rpm or .deb, x86 or x64) and install it. There’s one driver for the printer and another one for the scanner.

After that, repeat the “add network printer” wizard.


Written by azimout

29/08/2014 at 07:39

Posted in Howto

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