Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

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KaisoMOD
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Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

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I have an Epson 6100 printer/scanner on my home wireless network. I installed Mint on my Lenovo 710s and all seems to be well. Mint automatically found the 6100 and I can print from it. However, Document Scanner says no scanner found. I'm not sure how to have mint find the scanner. Is it a driver issue, a network issue? I'm new to Linux so not sure where to start.
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Re: Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

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you made me wonder if my Epson ET-2550 would do a scan request, and the answer is "yes it does"


just now scanned this, obviously I did not get the document placed correctly, but it was a Scan Test only.

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Re: Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

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http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... archModule
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Agree with agreement, ignore the pdf download page & go to downloads..
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Re: Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

Post by AZgl1800 »

in Software manager:
open Menu then type "scan" and you will the following items show up

give one or both a try and see what happens?

but, how did you install the printer in the first place?
I used the Epson drivers for the "complete utility"

IF, you install only the default Printer Driver, then the scanner function is not enabled.

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Re: Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

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KaisoMOD wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:06 pm
I have an Epson 6100 printer/scanner on my home wireless network. I installed Mint on my Lenovo 710s and all seems to be well. Mint automatically found the 6100 and I can print from it. However, Document Scanner says no scanner found. I'm not sure how to have mint find the scanner. Is it a driver issue, a network issue? I'm new to Linux so not sure where to start.
Install sane-airscan. It supports the XP-6100,

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apt install sane-airscan
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Re: Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

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RIH wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:04 pm
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... archModule
scan 1.png

Agree with agreement, ignore the pdf download page & go to downloads..

scan 2.png
That was the package I downloaded and installed.(Mint 20) Still no go. Perhaps I need to remove it all and start again. However, as a noob, I'm not sure how to remove drivers/peripherals. I'll take a look when I get home
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Re: Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

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When I added a Brother multi function printer yesterday I noticed that I needed a complete restart before my machine recognised the scanner in Document Scanner.
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Re: Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

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the Epson XP-6100 series device is airprint compatible; as brian says;

I suggest you do what he says: install sane-airscan

for now, ignore what brother drivers you have installed
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Re: Network Printer works, but Mint can't find the scanner.

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Sane-airscan worked for my Brother MFC-J4620DW scanner on WIFI.
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