Epson WF-2530 drivers for Linux

2016-01-13    Filed under linux, Tags linux printers

As a printer

The necessary driver is epson-201211w. Download the deb or rpm package (for 32 or 64 bit) depending on the distribution and install. Search for "WF-2530" in Epson site

For Archlinux install epson-inkjet-printer-201211w from AUR. Depending on the distribution:

sudo dpkg -i epson-inkjet-printer-201211w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb
sudo rpm -i epson-inkjet-printer-201211w-1.0.0-1lsb3.2.x86_64.rpm
yaourt -S epson-inkjet-printer-201211w

In Fedora, using the ESCPR drivers:

sudo dnf install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr

Restart CUPS:

sudo systemctl restart cups-browsed
sudo systemctl restart cups

Restart the printer (switch off, then on) and check connectivity with the wireless printer:

ping -n

Self detection doesn't work after a while, so quickly go to Gnome control panel, printers, add printer.

  • Connection: lpd://
  • Driver: Epson WF-2530 Series - epson-inkjet-printer 1.0.0-1lsb3.2 (Seiko Epson Corporation LSB 3.2) (color)

As a scanner

It is necessary to install iscan, that has the required network drivers.

For DEB or RPM packages visit Epson Image Scan!.

In Archlinux:

sudo pacman -S sane xsane
sudo pacman -S iscan iscan-data
yaourt -S iscan-plugin-network

In Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install xsltproc
sudo dpkg -i iscan-data_1.36.0-1_all.deb \
    iscan_2.30.1-1~usb0.1.ltdl7_amd64.deb \

In Fedora:

sudo dnf install iscan-firmware

Finally, edit /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf and add a line with:


Two options will show when opening xsane: epkowa and epson2. Use epkowa. For scanning you can use xsane, gscan2pdf, flegita, simple-scan, scantailor...