On 6/11/18, Andrew Greig via luv-main <luv-main(a)luv.asn.au> wrote:
I have had a pretty crappy run with print drivers on my Ubuntu 18.04
desktop, including one that I got from Epson in England.
But today, after accepting the offer to upgrade, my machine jumped from
16.04 to 17.10. But before I could enjoy it it offered the upgrade to
18.04, same as my desktop.
But the Printer driver I had installed in 16.04 is now running
extremely well in 18.04, same printer, no surprise.
So now, I want to remove all traces of the other epson drivers I had
installed from deb files. How do I find them, how do I delete them? I
will use exactly the same driver as is running so well in my laptop.
Can someone point me in the right direction, in RPM land I was fine.
But there is better maintenance of GIMP and Darktable in this side of
Depends on whether you are happy with the command line, or graphical
interface. Command line is the "apt" toolset, try "man apt-get" for
start. I am not up to speed with all of them, but they are exceedingly
powerful. On the graphical side, look for "Synaptic". The advantage of
the command line is that you can query for dependencies, less apparent
in the graphical interface, it just handles it in the background,
choose to install a package, and it will point out the unmet
dependencies and ask if you are prepared to mark them for installation
This is why I went for Debian and derivatives, getting away from
dependency hell. RPM based distributions have improved that, but the
Apt toolset are still class leaders.
I too have some printer issues, I need to better understand CUPS and
how it all ties together. I also went looking for a CAPT printer
driver from Canon, but so far only the 32 bit version when I want for
64 bit Debian. I would prefer open source, but do not know of any
I will be better with the Brother colour lasers, especially the one I
more want to use, it supports BrotherScript, a variant on Postscript.
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Hi Mark, thanks for the
reply, incidentally the Ricoh Color Laser we had
some years ago had a Brother knock of as well. Identical machine but to
preserve Ricoh's price gouging the toner cartridges from Brother had a
tab in a different place. Remove the Tab and the cartridge fitted. Ricoh
were $220 and brother were $120, expensive tab.
Most color lasers need no more than downloading the PPD file and
pointing to it when installing the printer in CUPS.
I found sudo apt-get purge packagename. I know what I installed so here