I have installed the latest iscan driver from Epson, but the scanning function in Ubuntu 16.04 is still not working. Does anyone have a solution? SOLVED
Luckily, I just found a solution based on this instruction: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/sane and problem in installing Epson Scanner in Lubuntu 15.10 (64bits)
What I did:
Installed some packages:
sudo apt-get install sane sane-utils libsane-extras xsane
Edit /etc/sane.d/dll.conf file as follows:
epkowabecause in my case it is not in the list or remove
#before epkowa if it is exist
epson2to avoid conflict with
There is a still message about permission denied when I run
xsane scanning is working well. The solution is by changing folder permission and any folder/file inside /home/username/.sane to 755 rwxr xr x OR You may try run xsane as root -
iscan, it is also working perfectly without changing any permission.
man 7 sane:
If your device isn't found but you know that it is supported, make sure that it is detected by your operating system. For SCSI and USB scanners, use the sane-find-scanner tool (see sane-find-scanner(1) for details). It prints one line for each scanner it has detected and some comments (#). If sane-find-scanner finds your scanner only as root but not as normal user, the permissions for the device files are not adjusted correctly. If the scanner isn't found at all, the operating system hasn't detected it and may need some help. Depending on the type of your scanner, read sane-usb(5) or sane-scsi(5). If your scanner (or other device) is not connected over the SCSI bus or USB, read the backend's manual page for details on how to set it up.