Epson Printer – How to Start Epson Printer Utility from Launcher in Ubuntu


There is "Epson Printer Utility" that shows ink levels and allows to check nozzles and clean printer heads. This utility appeared not long ago and it is very useful, because there is no other way to see ink levels for printers without LED using Linux systems.

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The utility can be downloaded from Epson Drivers Site.

After the deb package is installed the utility can be started by


terminal command.

How can I get set it up to be started a normal way from Launcher or a desktop icon?

Best Answer

You need to create a desktop file for it and change some permissions.

  1. Create /usr/share/applications/epson-utility.desktop file with this content:

    #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Epson Printer Utility
  2. Give permissions to this file to be run

    sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/epson-utility.desktop
  3. There are no permissions to read contents of /opt/epson-printer-utility/resource/Images directory for some reason. You need to grant them.

    sudo chmod 755 /opt/epson-printer-utility/resource/Images

Now you will see the utility in your Launcher.

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