Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download & Install

March 15, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Download and Install Printer Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS GNU/Linux 32/64-bit Desktop.

And the Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 Installation guide includes also instructions on How to Get Started Scanning on Ubuntu.

Especially relevant: using the Epson Printer Utility Software, you can Check Ink Levels, View Error and other Status… on EPSON EP-879A Series Printers.

Finally, to Get the Epson EP-879A Series Printers Installed on Ubuntu Linux you need to Download and Install the Epson Proprietary Driver.

Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install -  Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Terminal window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install -  Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Updating Ubuntu Repos

    Then Update Ubuntu Bionic Repositories:
    This step is a precaution in case the sources are not Up to Date.
    So if you prefer try first to Install it directly like shown here below..

    sudo apt update
  3. 3. Downloading Epson EP-879A Driver for Ubuntu

    Download Ubuntu Epson EP-879A Driver

    Epson EP-879A Driver .deb

    On Firefox prompt if possible Select directly “Open with Ubuntu Software Center”!

    Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install -  Open with Ubuntu Software Center

    Or with Chrome Click on Bottom’s Button, otherwise Double-Click on it in the File Manager…

  4. 4. Installing Epson EP-879A Driver on Ubuntu

    Next follow with Ubuntu Epson EP-879A Driver Installation
    Click on “Install”:

    Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install -  Start Installation

    Then Authenticate with your Admin Password to Start the Installation process:

    Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install -  Authentication

    In a Short Time the Software should be Successfully Installed!
    Or again on Command Line with:

    sudo apt install gdebi-core gdebi
    sudo gdebi ~/Download/epson*.deb

    And if downloaded with Firefox it may be inside to the /tmp/[youruser]* Folder…

  5. 5. Accessing Ubuntu Settings

    Then Open Ubuntu Settings:

    Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install -  Open Settings

    Simply Hit ‘Cmd’/’Win’ and Search for ‘Settings’.

  6. 6. Installing Epson EP-879A Printer

    And Add Epson EP-879A on Ubuntu

    Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install -  Ubuntu Settings Devices

    Click the ‘Add Printer’ Button:

    Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install - Add Printer

    Then Browse to “Install PPD File” Driver.

    How to Find Printer PPD File Location on Ubuntu

    GNU/Linux Ubuntu PPD File Location

    Or otherwise Search in the “Printers Driver Database”.

  7. 7. Downloading Epson Printer Utility for Ubuntu

    Download Ubuntu Epson EP-879A Printer Utility

    Epson EP-879A Utility .deb

    Get the Epson Printer EP-879A Utility for Ubuntu.
    And proceed the Same as for the Driver.

  8. 8. Installing Epson EP-879A Utility on Ubuntu

    And to Install Ubuntu Epson EP-879A Utility Tool
    Again Click on “Install”:

    Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install -  Start Installation

    Then Authenticate with your Admin Password to Start the Installation process:

    Driver Epson EP-879A Ubuntu 18.04 How to Download and Install -  Authentication

    In a Short Time the Software should be Successfully Installed!
    Or again on Command Line with:

    sudo apt install gdebi-core gdebi
    sudo gdebi ~/Download/epson*.deb

    And if downloaded with Firefox it may be inside to the /tmp/[youruser]* Folder…

  9. 9. Epson Scanning Quick Start Guide

    How to Quick Start with Epson Scanning on Ubuntu

    Ubuntu Epson EP-879A Scanner Quick Start Guide
  10. Ubuntu Best Software Installation Guides:
    Best Software to Install on Ubuntu.


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