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

Apparently, this was broken at some point, and fixed in 19.04, but never backported to 18.04 LTS (which it should have been!)


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.


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.


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:


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

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