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Old 07-16-2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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Configure Scanner in Ubuntu


Hello All,

I'm having trouble configuring a scanner. I have an Epson Workforce 500 (MFP). I can print fine but Ubuntu does not recognize the scanner. I've tried installing "pipslite1.4.0" from http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL1.do. Also i was required to load libltdl3 in order for the pipslite install package to work. However I'm having no luck. Is it possible to use this scanner in linux? Any suggestions are appreciated.


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Old 07-16-2009, 12:19 PM   #2
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Hello All,

I'm having trouble configuring a scanner. I have an Epson Workforce 500 (MFP). I can print fine but Ubuntu does not recognize the scanner. I've tried installing "pipslite1.4.0" from http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL1.do. Also i was required to load libltdl3 in order for the pipslite install package to work. However I'm having no luck. Is it possible to use this scanner in linux? Any suggestions are appreciated.


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Here is a good place to get you started. Looks like it should work. http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...-WorkForce_500 also for the scanning you might try and application called xsane http://www.xsane.org/xsane-introduction.html
 
Old 07-16-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Actually i have installed the print driver, and printing works great for this printer. I also have xSane Image Scanning Software v 0.996. However when launched, i receive the message "No devices available".
 
Old 07-16-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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Additional info:

When I run $ sane-find-scanner from the terminal I receive the following results:

found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x084c) at libusb:001:004
found USB scanner (vendor=0x0483, product=0x2016) at libusb:002:004
 
Old 07-16-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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Additional info:

When I run $ sane-find-scanner from the terminal I receive the following results:

found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x084c) at libusb:001:004
found USB scanner (vendor=0x0483, product=0x2016) at libusb:002:004
can you run xsane are super-user? This will bring up xsane with your device.

Code:
sudo xsane
check if you are part of scanner group.

Code:
grep scanner /etc/group
If you are not, add yourself to the group. I've hardly used ubuntu so I may be wrong but usually not being in the group could cause the message you got.

Last edited by tuxrules; 07-16-2009 at 02:13 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 06:10 PM   #6
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can you run xsane are super-user? This will bring up xsane with your device.

Code:
sudo xsane
check if you are part of scanner group.

Code:
grep scanner /etc/group
If you are not, add yourself to the group. I've hardly used ubuntu so I may be wrong but usually not being in the group could cause the message you got.
Acutally I think you are correct on that. Or he may need to add himself to the wheel group.

When I get a chance I will install xsane on my laptop and do some testing.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 09:22 AM   #7
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I added my user to the scanner group, but no luck, and when I run sudo xsane from the terminal, I receive a stern warning... then same message; "no devices available".
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:18 PM   #8
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hi
Even I am having similar problem with configuring my scanner Epson CX5500, I am able to print, but says no 'no devices available' when I try sudo xsane.
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