Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

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Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby fladi on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:32 am

Good Morning,

I have got a multifunktional Epson (Print/Fax/Copy/Scan) and this seems to be a big problem for Simple Scan.

My Epson was automatically detected by Mint 13 Maya and I was able to print a test page etc. I extra added the printer to CUPS afterwards because I have got a second laptop at home, even printing from the other laptop was no problem, but:

As I wanted to scan documents Simple Scan told me that my Scanner was not detected, so I

1) Installed all the needed drivers extra from the "Avasys/Epson" - Homepage (Linux deb. format) - no use

2) I added all "Sane" and "Xsane" packages from the software repositories of Mint/Ubuntu - no use either

3) I installed other Scan programs to look, if the problem is a "Simple Scan" biased - no use

4) I desperately looked for downloading "Image Scan for Linux" but this programm does not seem to be around any more ):

So what else can I do, don't get me wrong but under Gentoo Linux you simply had to put in the printer and all things were detected automatically so this complicated procedure on Mint is kind of no user friendly for a Newbie like me :?
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby Oscar799 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:04 am

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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby pdc_2 on Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:46 am

try this

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Scanner-HOWTO/tro ... oting.html

.......lots of detailed writing but permissions can be an issue

if you tell us the results of the commands

scanimage -L


and

sane-find-scanner


http://www.sane-project.org/man/sane-fi ... ner.1.html

You mention Image Scan for Linux: seems like that is an Epson programme

http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/faq/id000651.php

if you repeat the above commands;

with sudo ..

ie

sudo sane-find-scanner


and

sudo scanimage -L


this thread

http://superuser.com/questions/298298/s ... udo-ubuntu

talks more about these permissions issues

let us know how you get along
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby fladi on Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:03 am

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 # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x0863) at libusb:001:002
  # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
  # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.

  # You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
  # found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
  # necessary.


and that's strange cause I can print and sane-find-scanner detects an USB scanner so what's the problem ?
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby pdc_2 on Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:27 pm

If you read carefully what YOU posted it says (amongst other things)

Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.


I suggested you do that, as did the advice you posted above;

You ask

so what's the problem ?


.......it must be very frustrating that your scanner does not work straightaway; as I mentioned in my previous post, it ............can sometimes.........be a permissions issue..

can you post the results of

scanimage -L


sudo scanimage -L
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby DrHu on Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:06 pm

For a bit more control, Xsane may be better
--but the backend (sane) still has to work for the device..

That program image scanner for Linux is probably outdated or not being further developed..
http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/faq/id000651.php

Also checked the later iscan driver pages, indicated only partially tested but expected to work ?

http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/sp ... roductinfo
    closest set indicated..
    *Model*- Image Scan! for Linux & Photo Image Print System
    Epson ME 320/330,Epson Stylus NX125/NX127/SX125/TX120/TX121/TX123/TX125/TX129
    Epson Stylus CX3500/3600 Epson Stylus CX3700/CX3800/DX3800

    Also their files do not match the latest Linux distribution versions available, eg not after Ubuntu 10x, Mint 10x, 11x

If you have Gimp, and even though it would require sane to be working, the Gimp plugin (from the Epson/avasys site..)for scanning might be worth a try to see if it gives you any result..
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby pdc_2 on Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:47 pm

I think in his first post fladi commented

2) I added all "Sane" and "Xsane" packages from the software repositories of Mint/Ubuntu - no use either
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby fladi on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:25 pm

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Scanimage L No sane devices found


But the problem now seemst to be a dependency one because I made a complete new setup including cleaning all downloaded drivers and programs refering to the scanner and I downloaded all 3 packages of the Avasys homepage refering to Epson scanner drivers again and as I wanted them to install I got "Dependencies not fullfilled - iscan data".

:cry:
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby pdc_2 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:06 pm

............please; please................

I have asked you twice to tell us the results of

sudo scanimage -L


............and you have not done that...................can you please do as I have asked...........

to help understand why it would be helpful to do this; please read the first few lines of this

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompileSaneFromSource

ie

Plug in your scanner and type

sane-find-scanner

and your scanner should be listed. Now try

scanimage -L
sudo scanimage -L

If your scanner is detected with both of these commands, you have a successful install. If it is detected with sudo but not as user, then you have a permissions problem.


If it is not detected with either, see Troubleshooting
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby fladi on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:06 am

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sudo scanimage -L
No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby sniperx on Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:58 am

Try this guide.
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Re: Epson Stylus Office BX305F not dedected by Simple Scan

Postby kyphi on Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:05 am

Go to this URL:

http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL2.do

Scanner Driver for Epson Stylus Office BX305F
and download and install the following two files:

1. iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb
2. iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb

Now try Simple Scan.
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