LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

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todorakiggg
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LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

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Good morning everyone,

I've upgraded my kubuntu 14.04 install to LM 18.2, all is working, but the network scanner, which is Epson XP-235.
Network printing on the same device is working fine.
I've followed the manual and created all entries in /etc/imagescan/imagescan.conf

All drivers were downloaded and installed from epson web site.

$ scanimage -L
device `imagescan:esci:networkscan://192.168.178.53:1865' is a Epson XP-235

However, after that both image scan and simple scan see the scanner, but can't access it...

Cannot access Epson XP-235
(esci:networkscan://192.168.178.53:1865)
//192.168.178.53:1865: cannot connect

The weird part is the on another PC with LM 17.3 and same printer/scanner set up all works very well.

Any ideas?

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Re: LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

Post by todorakiggg »

Up :)
Moderators, please move this topic under printers and scanners section.
Maybe there, I will get more responses.

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Re: LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

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todorakiggg wrote:Up :)
Moderators, please move this topic under printers and scanners section.
Maybe there, I will get more responses.
I too have an Epson---an XP-640. I'm running 18.1 and I had to edit some files to get it to work. It's connected to the network by wireless.

When I upgrade to 18.2 and if I have the same situation as you do, I will let you know when I get a solution to that.
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Re: LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

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on the manual page, http://download.ebz.epson.net/man/linux ... .html#sec7

they detail what you have done: edit the imagescan.conf file and at the bottom of the page they talk of scanning from command line: what do you get with

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imagescan --no-interface --help
..... the reason I suggest it is sometimes the terminal gives more feedback; do you have any firewall running? Some suggest turning off a firewall briefly to see if that improves scanner access

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looking back on previous threads, JerryF in post #4 here viewtopic.php?f=51&t=245333&p=1314545&h ... r#p1314545 suggested editing two additional files; to the one Epson now seem to recommend;

you could try adding the recommended entries to those; and you could remove them when you wish; if you use gedit as the text editor: install firstly with

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sudo apt install gedit
then to edit the files, he suggested

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gksudo gedit /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
to add

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epson2
net
........ SAVE: close gedit then paste

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gksudo gedit /etc/sane.d/epson2.conf
and he commented and after the listing of

usb
scsi

Add the following:

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net 192.168.whatever(
........ ie the address of your printer; you can find that through your printer's panel or router's interface)paste in ..... again ..... SAVE ...... CLOSE ...... reboot .. any joy?

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Re: LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

Post by JerryF »

Fortunately for me, when I upgraded to 18.2 the scanner is working. Unfortunately, this does not help you. :(

Try what pdc_2 mentioned in reference to what I had to do to get my Epson working.
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Re: LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

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Ok,

followed everything pdc_2 suggested, but it keeps not working.
Firewall on/off it does not make any difference.
Terminal is showing same thing - cannot connect to printer...

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Re: LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

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Thinking more about the issue, more and more I believe that this is some security issue, even though when I stop the firewall it still the same.
I have shared NAS drive part of my network, LM 17.3 is able to see it that it exists even without connecting to it.
LM 18.2 was not able to see it. I had to manually type the path to it in order to make it work, after that for LM 18.2 is still not possible to see that there is NAS part of the network, but at least I am able to access it.

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Re: LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

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Unfortunately, I'm out of ideas. :(
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Re: LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

Post by todorakiggg »

No problem, everything works on LM 17.3, but it is still freaking me out, why is it not working on LM 18.2 :)
So if this issue stays like this, I have to consider hardware upgrade in the future ...

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Re: LM 18.2 cannot access network scanner Epson XP-235

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I too had to edit the imagescan.conf file in order to scan wirelessly with my XP-440 printer. However, in section 7 of the Epson Image Scan v3 Manual it says to modify as follows:

[device]
net.udi = networkscan:esci://[IP address]:[Port number]
net.vendor = Epson
net.model = DS-XX00
net.name = My Network Scanner

This didn't work for me, and then I wondered why do I have to specify a port? The IP number is specific to the Epson printer. So, I tried removing the port information (the :1865 part) and now everyting works!!!

MintUserRob

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