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Epson scanner ...

Postby Alb1 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:25 am

Hello, I had, recently, a problem about my all-in-one Epson XP-540 related with printing. That has been solved and the printer works all right. But I have now a problem with the scanner that, even though I installed the scanner driver from Epson does not work well. In fact, Image Scan works well as for Preview and Scan but does not save the output file anywhere and Xsane works well as for scanning but does not permit me to have the Preview. The driver I downloaded from Epson are the ones suitable for Linux Mint 18, my Linux version. Any suggestion?

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Re: Epson scanner ...

Postby Alb1 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:50 am

I removed and installed imagescan again, then launched it from terminal and, in the output saving phase I obtained this message:
alberto@alberto-desktop ~ $ imagescan

(utsushi-scan-gtkmm:2311): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_file_get_child: assertion 'G_IS_FILE (file)' failed

(utsushi-scan-gtkmm:2311): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_type_instance_get_private: assertion 'instance != NULL && instance->g_class != NULL' failed

(utsushi-scan-gtkmm:2311): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
Segmentation fault
alberto@alberto-desktop ~ $

I can't understand where this problem come from ...

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Re: Epson scanner ...

Postby Pierre » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:15 am

getting your Printer / Scanner working under LinuxMint is possible:
http://epson.supportprinters.net/2017/0 ... ner-linux/
and then:
http://tutorialforlinux.com/2016/12/16/ ... for-linux/

But, every time that my printer dies & I've forced to buy another one:
- it's an effort in getting it to work correctly.
and,, of course,, each time,, I've forgotten just what I'd done - - Last Time.
:(

my last printer was a Cannon Printer / Scanner and was connected via USB cable,
- which worked a treat !.

but this Epson Printer / Scanner is connected via WiFi and I''ve only got the printer working ATM.
- - I'd suspect, that in order to get the Scanner working - - that it must be connected via USB Cable . . .
but, I've as yet, to have a reason to use the Scanner & as such, it's not currently working.
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Re: Epson scanner ...

Postby JerryF » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:59 pm

Please post the result of this terminal command:

inxi -Fxz

Also, is your printer connected by USB or wirelessly?
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Re: Epson scanner ...

Postby pdc_2 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:43 pm

Epson requires effort to get its scanner going; with Brother effort is needed; my limited observations are that HP and Canon will likely work OOTB;

but Epson do provide a manual; http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02 ... 54e42e45de

and it comes down as this http://download.ebz.epson.net/man/linux ... nv3_e.html

so you have to wade through it; and get back to us to help you over points;

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Epson do provide an install script with their package; they seem to package both the imagescan drivers and the network plugin together; so one assumes that may do the work that one used to have to do manually; of editing a couple of files to allow the wireless connection to and fro between the scanner and the computer; as I understood it; data goes from computer to printer; whereas with scanner data comes from scanner into computer; so there are security issues; some manufacturers' products seem to have greater issues in their software at allowing their "into computer" access than others; Epson still seems to have issues; whether it is because their security attention and care is greater, I do not know.

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Re: Epson scanner ...

Postby kyphi » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:28 am

If connected via USB, the files needed for the XP-540 printer are:

For 32 bit:
epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.16-1lsb3.2_i386.deb

For 64 bit:
epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.16-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

If connected via USB, the file needed for the XP-540 scanner are:

For 32 bit:
imagescan-bundle-linuxmint-18-1.3.21.x86.deb.tar.gz

For 64 bit:
imagescan-bundle-linuxmint-18-1.3.21.x64.deb.tar.gz

tar.gz files can be unpacked by selecting "Extract here" when you right click on the file and ".deb" files can be installed with a double click.


Epson scanners can be used with either a USB connection or WiFi.

If you want to use WiFi, disconnect the USB cable and follow the steps outlined in this tutorial:

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=225289

You will also have to "key in" the pass code of your router to the Wireless LAN Setup in your Epson device.

The instructions for making a WiFi connection are detailed in /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf.
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Re: Epson scanner ...

Postby Alb1 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:31 am

Thank you all,
Here is the inxi -Fxz command result:
alberto@alberto-desktop ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: alberto-desktop Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine: Mobo: N/A model: 4CoreDual-VSTA
Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.40 date: 01/30/2007
CPU: Dual core Intel Pentium D (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 11250
clock speeds: max: 2812 MHz 1: 2812 MHz 2: 2812 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1440x900@59.89hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV34
GLX Version: 1.5 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card VIA VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 80:01.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network: Card: VIA VT6102/VT6103 [Rhine-II]
driver: via-rhine port: e800 bus-ID: 00:12.0
IF: enp0s18 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 580.2GB (4.2% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500DM005_HD502 size: 500.1GB temp: 26C
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: SAMSUNG_SP0802N size: 80.1GB temp: 30C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 23G used: 21G (96%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 186 Uptime: 20 min Memory: 704.7/2013.7MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
alberto@alberto-desktop ~ $
The scanning files that I downloaded an used for the scanning driver installation are:
imagescan-bundle-linuxmint-18-1.3.21.x86.deb.tar.gz
my Epson XP-540 is connected via USB
As about the guides in this link: http://epson.supportprinters.net/2017/0 ... ner-linux/
and this: http://tutorialforlinux.com/2016/12/16/ ... for-linux/
I find that them are unreadable. You can only see a lot of ads, and if you block the ads you turn and turn around without getting the information you need ... (by the way, could you suggest me a simple way that enable me to look up these guides?)
Before installing the scanning driver I read the instructions and I installed it, at first, by means of the installation script, and, a second time I removed all the drivers by means of dpkg --remove command, installed again my LinuxMint 18 Xfce in the /home partition and then I did not install the OCR and network plugins but only the core/imagescan_3.31.0-1epson4linuxmint18_i386.deb
Bests regards,
Alberto

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Re: Epson scanner ...

Postby kyphi » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:05 pm

The guides that you refer to are not at all necessary since full instructions on how to install the imagescan-bundle are included in the bundle (README.rst).
You seem to have installed only one of the offered programmes rather than installing the whole bundle.

Once the imagescan-bundle is installed and your epson device is connected via USB the scanner should work.
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Re: Epson scanner ...

Postby Alb1 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:32 am

Hello, at first I installed all the three files that you find in the installation script that you find in the Imagescan bundle that are these:
/core/imagescan_3.31.0-1epson4linuxmint18_i386.deb ./plugins/imagescan-plugin-ocr-engine_1.0.0-1epson4linuxmint18_i386.deb ./plugins/imagescan-plugin-networkscan_1.1.0-1epson4linuxmint18_i386.deb ./plugins/imagescan-plugin-gt-s650_1.0.0-1epson4linuxmint18_i386.deb
Only one of them is necessary: the first. The other two: the OCR plugin and the Network plugins are optional.
Well, after installation of the three all, the result was that imagescan seemed to work but was not able to save the scanned output file and Xsane worked but was not able to show the Preview window. So, after Linux Mint 18 re-installation, this time I only installed this: /core/imagescan_3.31.0-1epson4linuxmint18_i386.deb that is the only really necessary, but the results were identical ... Exactly the same misworking ... :(

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Re: Epson scanner ...

Postby kyphi » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:34 pm

In Image Scan, the location for the output file is controlled by selecting "Destination" and "File" from the Image Scan screen and when you click on "Scan", a window opens where you can specify the output file's destination which by default is your home directory.
Alternatively you can send the output directly to your printer by selecting "Printer" as the destination.

I prefer to use my desktop as a working surface and would select Desktop as the destination.

The procedure is similar when using Simple Scan or XSane where you can specify the destination of the scanned file.

Check your home directory for previously scanned files.
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