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[ubuntu] cannot install epson stylus nx415

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I just got a good deal on an Epson stylus nx415 printer/scanner/copier, and tried to install it. When I plugged it in, I was given a list of drivers to chose from. The closest thing was the epson stylus 410, which I tried, but it did not work. Firing up Xsane after that gave me a message that said "no devices available". After looking around for a guide for my printer specifically, I found this: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1266259.html Following that guide, I found the proper ppd file for my printer here: http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL2.do I ran into trouble at this step in the guide: sudo cp /path/to/file/DRIVER_NAME.ppd /usr/share/cups/model , because that copies the driver file to a file named 'model'. I think the intention was to copy the file into a folder named model, or named after the model of the printer. I'm not sure, this is where things start falling apart. Looking around a bit more, I found that I was supposed to install pipslite. I couldn't find any way to install it; sudo apt-get install pipslite and sudo pipslite-install both failed. Now I'm not really sure what to do, but I know my printer doesn't work. I appreciate any help, thanks. (Hardware)