I have a Epson TX560WD, the printer works perfectly on Ubuntu 11.10, but the scanner don't.

I installed XSane and xsane-extras, but the scanner it's not recognized either way. When I open XSane the following message shows up: "no device available".

According to Sane Project the Epson TX560WD is tagged as "Complete", so it should work (I guess so).


Also my Ubuntu 11.10 is 64 bits.

What I should do, to make the scanner work?

  • Tried installing iscan but that doesn't work.

Download from Here

and download this files :



sudo dpkg -i packagename (with each packed)

You can see also the PDF....

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  • It was a little trickier but now works perfectly! I have to install first iscan-data_1.11.0-1_all.deb, after that I have to install libltdl3 dependency, then iscan_2.27.1-4_amd64.deb and iscan-network-nt_1.1.0-2_amd64.deb (in this order to work). After all the three are installed is necessary reboot the system. Now it's working like a charm. Thanks a lot hhlp! – Removed Oct 24 '11 at 19:11

Did you try installing iscan? That's what I had to do to get my Epson NX420 Printer/Scanner scanning properly.


Select your model number and then on the next page you'll be presented with all the download options.

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  • I followed your instructions, downloaded and installed the appropriated driver to my model, but it doesn't make any difference. I'm still getting "no device available" from XSane. – Removed Oct 23 '11 at 21:49

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