How to Install Epson PPD Driver on MX GNU/Linux

September 22, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux MX Epson PPD Driver Setup Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Epson Laser Printers .ppd Driver in MX GNU/Linux Desktop.

And the CUPS System uses PPD drivers for all of its PostScript Printers.

Especially relevant: after the Driver Installation to achieve the Printer Setup follow guidance to Add Printer.

Furthermore, the PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files Contains and the whole set of Features, Capabilities and Code Commands available for their PostScript Printers.

Finally, for the Laser Printer All-in-one model you find included instructions on How to Quick Start Scanning with Epson Printer on GNU/Linux.

How to Install Epson PPD Driver on MX GNU/Linux
  1. 1. Downloading Driver

    Download Epson Laser Printers .ppd Driver in Linux

    Epson Laser Printer PPD

    Select Linux OS & Search for ‘[EPSON-MODEL]’ (Eg: EPL-N2500)
    Get the Epson .PPD Driver.
    Then Copy the File into the CUPS model Directory with:

    sudo cp ~/Downloads/[MYPPDMOD].ppd /usr/share/cups/model/
    Replace [MYPPDMOD] with the PPD file’s Name in the above Command.
    But if you are in Trouble to Find it out then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.
    To Check for the File’s Name then List the Folder contents as:
    ls ~/Downloads | grep ppd
    The grep Command refine the output List showing only the Entries matching the Keyword.
    But if the Target Folder is “Not Found” then you should consult your Distro Online Documentation to find out a replacing Location.

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