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I am using ubuntu 18.04 LTS . I have a EPSON L220 All-in-One printer ( printer + scanner). I successfully configure the printer setting and printing is done very well. But scanner is not working. I have downloaded the epson scanner driver from http://support.epson.net/linux/en/imagescanv3.php, extract the zip file, open a terminal, go to the folder and and run the command ./install.sh from terminal, it simply run the command without any error. But when I open software Image Scan!for linux , then it shows the following error message enter image description here

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    Take a look at askubuntu.com/questions/895002, it answers your question. You have to set the hostname or IP address in /etc/imagescan/imagescan.conf. (The autodiscovery, as in /etc/sane.d/epson2.conf, is somewhat not working with the supplied non-free network-scanning driver-plugin.) – Peterino May 19 '19 at 21:38
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    @Peterino My printer is not network printer , my printer is USB ink-jet all-in-one printer . – Bapi Saha Jun 8 '19 at 7:51
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Apparently, this was broken at some point, and fixed in 19.04, but never backported to 18.04 LTS (which it should have been!)

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sane-backends/+bug/1728012

There should be some way to notify the 18.04 LTS team that this fix should be backported, but I don't know what it is.

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I had the same problem, lsusb found the scanner, the scanner is detected by sane-find-scanner -L.

Adding the following line to /etc/rc.local : chmod -R a+w /dev/bus/usb

fixed the problem, clearly an access issue. After this it all works. However, this is not a safe solution for a system accessible from the net.

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Jut to compile in a single answer something that worked for me in Ubuntu 18.04 for an Epson ET-2712:

  1. Download and install: http://support.epson.net/linux/en/imagescanv3.php
  2. gedit /etc/imagescan/imagescan.conf [as sudo]: see Content of imagescan.conf below
  3. Enjoy!

Content of imagescan.conf:

[devices]

net.udi=networkscan:esci:networkscan://192.168.[COMPLETE WITH YOUR PRINTER IP]:1865
net.vendor = Epson
net.model  = ET-2712
net.name  = WHATEVERNAMEYOULIKE

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