I was looking for a driver of the Scanner Modell Epson Styus DX3850. The installation routine does not differ between printers and scanners, therefore this instruction works as well for printers.
The following procedure describes the scanner driver installation on Ubuntu 16.10:
1. Access Epsons' Website and find the driver for the specific device, in my case the Scanner Epson Stylus DX3850. Choose the the driver for the corresponding OS, Linux 32/64 Bit.
2. Switch to folder where the driver was downloaded. Extract the archive and run install.sh inside the archive folder:
tar xaf iscan-bundle-1.0.4.x86.deb.tar.gz
Afterwards, three folders are present inside the main driver folder, named:
plugins, data, core. Each folder contains a separate package, that has to be installed.
The packages has to be installed in the following order:
- A: Data
- B: Core
- C: Plugins
3. Install the packages:
Change in terminal to each package folder and install them in the following order by following commands:
sudo dpkg --install iscan-data_1.39.0-1_all.deb
sudo dpkg --install iscan_2.30.3-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg --install iscan-network-nt_1.1.1-1_i386.deb
Finally, the Scanner application can be found in the computers dash under the name Simple Scan.
Observation: The Scanner itself is not listed as a device in the system settings, as in the printers case.