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LMDE does not find SCANNER!!!

Postby gillis on Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:49 pm

hello evevybody!
still need help with the scanner problem
I have an epson multifunction stylus SX420W, I've installed all the drivers
printer works fine but the system is not able to detect the scanner
It's a wireless Epson
any suggestion?
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Re: LMDE does not find SCANNER!!!

Postby xenopeek on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:36 am

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Re: LMDE does not find SCANNER!!!

Postby danmar_nf on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:05 pm

gillis,

A quick check of the http://www.sane-project.org/lists/sane-backends-external.html website indicates that your multi-function scanner should be supported using the epkowa backend. Epson uses a third party provider (Avasys) for their scanner support. You should be able to get all that you need from Avasys: http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/.
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Re: LMDE does not find SCANNER!!!

Postby danmar_nf on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:17 pm

gillis,

Sorry, just after I posted I noted the big red note on the Avasys site redirecting back to Epson. This will save you a step:
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX
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Re: LMDE does not find SCANNER!!!

Postby StewArt on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:08 pm

I was working w/ an Epson multi-function a few months ago. I got the scanner working over usb just fine, but didn't have success w/ using it over ethernet. I got the Avasys runaround too, but it looks like they are doing things differently now, so I might try again.

For your stylus SX420W, it shows the full printer driver and a generic driver, but you said the printing works fine, right? It also shows their iscan program and also a network plugin package. They have both as .deb packages (32 or 64 bit), but I'm not sure if they're compatible with LMDE - you can try if you haven't already. The iscan also has source, but the network plugin doesn't.
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