I am on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, regularly updated.
I downloaded early this year the printer and scanner drivers for my Epson stylus SX235W from the Epson download page. The scanner driver is version 1.0.0 (iscan-bundle-1.0.0.x64.deb.tar.gz).
The device has a dedicated static ip in my router: 192.168.0.102
Once installed my all-in-one device worked fine via wifi until recently: the printer still works as before but the scanner is no longer recognised.
I used to use
simple scan because the
image scan! Epson Utility did not work (probably because uses as backend
epkowa which was not configured properly.)
simple scan does not work any more:
Failed to scan No scanners available. Please connect a scanner
The output of
scanimage -L is:
asarluhi@SATELLITE-L50-A-161:~ $ scanimage -L No scanners were identified.
I tried to install sane, which was not installed by default, but xsane too does not detect the scanner:
no devices available.
With the usb cable connected there are no relevant issues, so the problem I suppose is with the wireless network communication with the scanner.
With the usb cable,
scanimage -L output is:
asarluhi@SATELLITE-L50-A-161:~ $ scanimage -L device `epkowa:usb:003:003' is a Epson Stylus SX235W/NX230/TX230W Series flatbed scanner
The only issue is that, as I said before, being the
epkowa backend not configured, only
simple scan did its job.
failed to open device 'epkowa:usb:003:003': Device busy.
I tried to edit file
etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf adding the following line:
With this change, with wireless network communication, when I launch any scanner utility or
scanimage -L the process requires more time to produce a response, but the result is still the same:
Failed to scan Unable to start scan
no devices available
What would you suggest to do?