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I'm setting up a new computer running Ubuntu 12.04 and am having trouble getting the scanner on my Epson Stylus SX235W All-in-one to be recognised. I would like to be able to use the 'Image Scan! For Linux' program. The device is connected via usb.

I installed the relevant .deb files from the Epson Download Center for Image Scan!, namely

iscan-data_1.24.0-2_all.deb
iscan_2.29.2-1-usb0.1ltdl7_i386.deb

and installed them in that order, but the program wouldn't load.

An internet search suggested downloading the libsane-extras package and editing the /etc/sane.d/dll.conf file so that the relevant driver was uncommented in the list, which I did but to no effect.

I tried uncommenting the following lines

epson epson2

I also tried to force libsane to use the scanner by adding the number obtained from a 'lsusb' terminal command (Bus 003 Device 012: ID 04b8:0885 Seiko Epson Corp) in this form

usb 0x04b8 0x0885

to the epson.conf file but nothing happened. Beyond this I don't really know what I'm doing so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks very much.

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The information at - Epson Scanner sx218 - Works Intermittently

may help. The /etc/sane.d/dll.conf and /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf had the correct entries when the .deb packages were installed.

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