Epson Stylus NX420 Printer Driver

I am searching for a printer driver for my Epson Stylus NX420 Printer/Scanner.
Should I use a generic Epson driver from the extensive default list,
or is there a better driver out there?
re: I’m running OpenSuse 11.2 and KDE


Your printer may be supported by an existing gutenprint driver, however your printer model is supported by Epson drivers that can be downloaded from here:

All-in-Ones (Multifunction Inkjet Printers) | AVASYS CORPORATION

Same deal for the scanner. Hope that helps. Post again if you require further assistance with this.

Please help: I have: openSUSE 11.3 (i586)AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 Linux 2.6.34-12-desktop i686 openSUSE 11.3 (i586)

I am trying to find a driver for epson NX420. I first went to Driver: epson-nx420 | OpenPrinting - The Linux Foundation but the x85 64 bit only comes in DEB, the instructions do not pertain to SUSE because it’s RPM based. Theoretically I can download alien to convert the .deb to an rpm but you have the potential to have it put libraries in the wrong places…or have dependencies you can’t find under SUSE. Besides that - I would have to deinstall other stuff to install alien in Yast am I’m too scared to screw up my system.

I tried Epson Inkjet Printer Driver (ESC/P-R) for Linux, epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-2 epydoc-3.0.1-64 eric-4.4.17-3 … libdbi-drivers-dbd-mysql-0.8.3-8 libdbi-drivers-dbd-pgsql-0.8.3-8 found at: Epson Inkjet Printer Driver (ESC/P-R) for Linux | AVASYS CORPORATION

It installs but test print fails with a black page.

from url Driver: epson-nx420 | OpenPrinting - The Linux Foundation

I downloaded Driver packages: x86 32 bit: 1.0.0 (RPM for LSB 3.2) = Filter ERROR
Then I went to url EPSON Download Center
downloaded both versions of printer drivers for linux.

DON"T WORK = Stylus NX420 02-07-2012
DON"T WORK =Stylus NX420/TX420 NX420 03-05-2012

Install ERROR!epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.1.2-1lsb3.2.src.rpm - no details

Two Choices:
1… -escpr 1.1.2-1…NX420-epson-inkjet-printer-escpr.ppd.gz= BLACK PAGE
2… 1.0.0-1lsb3.2 …nx420_Series-epson-driver.ppd = BLACK PAGE


CUPS Gutenburg NX400 just spits out white pages.
From ghostscript-library-8.70-15.1.1.src.rpm OpenSuSE 11.X 29381996 Get an install errors just like all the others above.

Should I get another printer?

@ptosis: Please don’t double-post. You already have a thread open on this here: