Step-by-step – Driver Epson ET-8500/ET-8550 Ubuntu 20.04 Installation

March 5, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 20.04 Epson ET-8500/ET-8550 Driver Setup Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Download and Install Epson EcoTank ET-8500/ET-8550 Printer/Scanner Driver in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal LTS GNU/Linux Desktop.

And to Install Epson ET-8500/ET-8550 Printer on Ubuntu Focal you need to Setup the Proprietary Driver.

Especially relevant: using the Epson Printer Utility Software, you can check Ink Levels, View Error and other Status

Finally, the guide includes also detailed instructions on How to Add ET-8500/ET-8550 Printer and Get Started Scanning.

Step-by-step – Driver Epson ET-8500/ET-8550 Ubuntu 20.04 Installation
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

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

    Step-by-step Driver Epson Printer ET-8500/ET-8550 Ubuntu 20.04 Installation -  Open Terminal Shell Emulator

    And then Update Ubuntu Focal 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
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.


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