Benaiah\’s Computer Experiences

July 27, 2007

Installing an Epson Stylus Photo RX500 on Ubuntu Feisty.

Filed under: Epson RX500, Linux, Printing, ubuntu — Benaiah @ 2:00 pm

If you already have GIMP-Print then this printer requires no additional installation! Just plug it in and use the Ubuntu Add a Printer Wizard.

System >> Administration >> Printing >> New Printer

Follow the instructions and be sure to select the driver for the Epson Stylus Photo RX500.

I use XSane for scanning:

Applications >> Graphics >> XSane Image Scanner

If you don’t have GIMP-Print already, it is easy to install.

sudo apt-get install gimp-print

Now go back and follow the instructions at the beginning of this post and you will have a working Epson Stylus Photo RX500 Printer/Scanner!



  1. Okay. I am disappointed.
    After all of the stress that I contemplated going through to get my printer working, having it work with three clicks was a real anti-climax.

    Comment by Murray Chapman — August 4, 2007 @ 7:32 am

  2. Alas! Linux Mint based on Ubuntu based on Debian, the scanner does not work. XSane scans for devices and then exits. I’ve done the /etc/sane.d/epson.conf edit that is published here and there, but no dice. The printer works fine. Woe! Any help appreciated.

    Comment by Darrell Gilman — January 28, 2010 @ 2:00 am

    • You might have to add modify your user/group setting to use the scanner. I recall group name was something like scand or something like that.

      Comment by m — March 15, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

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