Package Details: epson-printer-utility 1.1.1-15

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Package Base: epson-printer-utility
Description: This is a Printer Utility program for Epson. Using this software, you can check ink levels, view error and other status... on EPSON Printers.
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Keywords: ecbd epson
Licenses: LGPL, custom:Epson License Agreement
Submitter: wuut
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: lgm
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.42
First Submitted: 2019-02-22 10:29
Last Updated: 2020-10-16 08:57

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lgm commented on 2020-08-21 15:06

The following error displayed by epson-printer-utility can be safely ignored. I don't know what is the cause, but is doesn't affect usability: Unable to load library icui18n "Cannot load library icui18n: (icui18n: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)"

If you get the error Communication daemon down, Error code = -1, you have to start the ecbd service. You can either do that with sudo systemctl enable --now ecbd.service if you want the serice to run at system startup or with sudo systemctl start ecbd.service if you only want to start the service manually each time you use epson-printer-utility

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thibaultmol commented on 2020-05-22 18:23

@lgm fair enough, maybe including it as an echo would be helpful though:

lgm commented on 2020-05-20 10:11

@thibaultmol, I can't do that. It would be pretty invasive to just enable a service with root rights during the install. The info through the post-install method is the best I can do. I'm sorry.

thibaultmol commented on 2020-05-18 13:28

@lgm could you add the line to enable the deamon to the pckgbuild?

sudo systemctl enable --now ecbd.service

mielouk commented on 2020-05-18 10:31

Thank you! I wasn't aware that this package needs a daemon, as I don't own an Epson printer myself. I'll pass on the solution. Thx again!

lgm commented on 2020-05-18 10:15

Hi mielouk. I cannot say anything about the icui18n error. I have installed icu and lib32-icu. And do not see it

About the Communication daemon down, Error code = -1, did you sudo systemctl enable --now ecbd.service? I can reproduce this error only when I stop this service.

mielouk commented on 2020-05-18 09:35

Hello I'm a supporter in the Manjaro forum and had recently two identical reports on this package. Both these members use KDE so I installed it on my XFCE Manjaro laptop and can reproduce the error.

Unable to load library icui18n "Cannot load library icui18n: (icui18n: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)" 
Communication daemon down, Error code = -1

When I install it on my Arch machine I get also an error but only

Communication daemon down, Error code = -1

icu is installed and the machines are up to date. Could you provide some insight?

leocmpro commented on 2020-02-05 04:03

Link has changed, use this

sha256sum: 417b637173c0b866a94eb5d9785aecbcd10fc99fd1d7149eb49f02f450e6b61f

its4nitya commented on 2020-01-31 12:22

The link has changed, here is the new link.

In addition to that, in the epson-printer-utility.desktop file, the Categories attribute must have the value 'Utility' and not 'Application', it should be updated as follows.


Here is a reference to the desktop menu specification's latest list of registered categories.

roy_sayan commented on 2019-12-28 16:41

The link has changed again and new link is

update it please

lgm commented on 2019-10-30 10:00

@wuut thanks for the suggestion, but I will rather keep updating the link. I personally would not feel comfortable installing a package from the AUR that relocates a download from the original source, no matter how plausible the reason is. Thus, I will not do this with a package that I maintain although it means more work for me.