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When visiting http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModuleFromResult and searching for device model "XP-245" and OS "Linux" the driver recommendations are

XP-243 245 247 … Printer Driver Linux 1.7.0 ESC/P-R Driver (generic driver) All language 07-25-2019
XP-243 245 247 … Printer Driver Linux 1.1.0 Epson Printer Utility All language 07-25-2019
XP-243 245 247 … Scanner Driver Linux 3.57.0 All-in-one package All language 07-25-2019

When following the download button hyperlink for the "Scanner Driver Linux", accepting the license agreement and following the "Package Download Page" hyperlink one is redirected to http://support.epson.net/linux/en/imagescanv3.php .

For Ubuntu 18.04(LTS) there is only a 64bit(amd64), no 64bit(x86_64) package option. How can I get the scanner working? Some blog posts mention something that scanners are working with xsane, not with simple-scan. Is it possible to get the scanner working with simple-scan?

Side note: For the "ESC/P-R Driver (generic driver)" drivers there is a package option epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.7.0-1lsb3.2.x86_64.rpm which can be installed with alien. Printing works just fine.

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    x86_64 and amd64 are the same thing. AMD created the x86_64 so amd64 is a valid name for x86_64 (even intel, microsoft & other companies use the amd64 name. Historically intel spent effort creating ia64 & non-compatible 64 bit alternatives but the market wanted x86 compatible so amd64 won). amd64==x86_64
    – guiverc
    Jul 30 '19 at 8:18
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x86_64 and amd64 are the same thing.

AMD created the x86_64, so amd64 is a valid name for x86_64 (even intel, microsoft & other companies use the amd64 name). Historically intel spent effort creating ia64 & non-compatible 64-bit alternatives, but the market wanted x86 compatible, so amd64 won.

Thus the amd64 package you saw is the correct one for your x86_64 machine.

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