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Simple Scan - Network printer - No scan [SOLVED]

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I installed Simple Scan for my network connected Epson Stylus Photo PX730WD printer.
When I tried to use the scan facility I got a fault code:
No scanners available. Please connect a scanner.
The printer works OK otherwise using the Linux driver from the Epson web site. (epson-inkjet-printer-201112w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb)

The scanner works fine with my Windows 7 box using the Epson software. So the printer is not faulty.

My system details are below in the Avatar.

Can anyone help?
Last edited by Catchpole on Wed May 27, 2015 11:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Graphics card = nvidia GEFORCE 210
Monitor = BENQ BL2411PT rev 00-012-AL
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Re: Simple Scan - Network printer - No scan

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Have a look at this thread it may help.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=143325

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Re: Simple Scan - Network printer - No scan

Post by all41 »

If you are using wireless networking for your printer/scanner it is also possible that your firewall
is blocking the scanner.
You can try temporarily disabling the firewall by:

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sudo ufw disable
Then see if Simple scan finds the scanner. If so you can add a firewall rule to allow the scanner.
Re enable the firewall by:

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sudo ufw enable
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Re: Simple Scan - Network printer - No scan

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I had the same issue with my Brother all in one printer wireless setup and this is what I had to follow to get it working. Not sure if it will help but I was thinking maybe if you do something in this nature, it might work for you.

I edited /etc/hosts and added this line "192.168.1.100 BRW2C337A12340E". Which is the static IP address I assigned to the printer followed by it's broadcast name.

Installed 4 files: (I'm guessing the "br" is for "brother" but maybe epson will have the same thing.
mfcj6920dwlpr-3.0.0-1.i386.deb
dwcupswrapper-3.0.0-1.i386.deb
brscan-skey-0.2.4-1.i386.deb
brscan4-0.4.2-1.i386.deb

then executed, "brsaneconfig4 -a name=Brother model=MFCJ6920 ip=##.##.##.##
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Re: Simple Scan - Network printer - No scan

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Thanks Guys,

I tried the easiest first from "all41"
Disable the firewall.

This works and I've now got figure out how to write the rule to allow it through.

Any suggestions for the format of the rule would be welcome.

Thanks again to all.
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Graphics card = nvidia GEFORCE 210
Monitor = BENQ BL2411PT rev 00-012-AL
Mint 19.1 Tessa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 8GB

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Re: Simple Scan - Network printer - No scan

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Find the ip address of your printer. Look at your router setup for DHCP or connected client list.
It should be a number something like 192.168.2.4
Then open a terminal:

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sudo ufw enable

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sudo ufw allow to yourprintersIP 
You may also add:

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sudo ufw allow from yourprintersIP
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Re: Simple Scan - Network printer - No scan

Post by Catchpole »

Hi all41,

I used "gufw" to write a rule but it didn't work.
However after some reading I found out that I needed two rules. One for each direction between the printer and the computer.
Then I saw your post which confirmed it.

It now works OK.

Just a note for others in the same position:
If you are using the graphical interface "gufw", then click on the advanced tab.
Click on the "down arrow" next to the TCP and select "Both"
Then enter the IP addresses.

Don't forget - one rule for each direction!

Thanks again to "all41"
Desktop Computer:
Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3V
CPU = Intel i3-3240 3.4GHz
Graphics card = nvidia GEFORCE 210
Monitor = BENQ BL2411PT rev 00-012-AL
Mint 19.1 Tessa "Mate desktop" (64bit)
Memory = 8GB

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