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My Kodak ESP 3250 prints great on Ubuntu 12.04, but nothing finds the scanner. Tried xsane and Libre Writer to no avail. Need all the help I can get. Only other printers I have to use are, ugh, Lexmarks. Thank you

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just spent some time poking around, starting to git clone the "sane backends" and then wondered if they were already present...hooray,it seems in 12.04 quantal the sane backends are already there. I was able to find my scanner's conf file in /etc/sane.d/ I specifically have a Kodak AiO ESP5250 I did need to open & edit the kodakaio.conf file

FIRST even tho it said autodetect for network was enabled, i needed to uncomment the line for my ESP5250 network connection

and SECOND i also needed to change my ip address to reflect what my printer said on its little control panel (under "network settings"->"view network configuration"->IP address) my scanner said, instead of the prepopulated/default of that was there

hope it helps

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Here are instructions for installing Kodak Aio sane backends on If you follow the instructions closely you should be fine.

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Thank you, will give it a try right now! – Frank249942 Aug 31 '12 at 11:49
@Frank249942 Did those instructions work out for you? – matt davis Sep 2 '12 at 3:08

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