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Old 11-27-2010, 08:34 AM   #1
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epson sx100 psc wont scan???


when i moved to linux,my printer was detected and was working ok,just to day i needed to "scan " a document (not used scan since moving to linux) and i cant see how to do it.
ive loaded the setup cd ,and tried to reinstall,but i get the message,not reconised or simelar any help appreciated

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Old 11-27-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
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Hi acein1,

you'll have to configure your system in order to use the device as a printer and a scanner (both different cases).
In order to print you'll have to configure cups, maybe this has been done while installation.

In order to use the scanner with a multifunction-device you'll have to add the user (who is permitted to use the scanner) to the scanner group and to the lp group in the /etc/group file. Afterwards you may use the command
Code:
sane-find-scanner
as root. If this works you may (as well as root) try
Code:
scanimage -L
if this works and the user is member of the apropriate groups scanning should work for you.

Markus

EDIT: the "exe" file for windows, shown in your attachment will not work with Linux.

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Old 11-27-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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markush,thanks for your reply.
im not used to using the rerminal,this was the result i got when i wrote "sane-find-scanner
not sure what to do next thanksAttachment 5332

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Old 11-27-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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try
Code:
 scanimage -L
and post the output here.

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Old 11-27-2010, 10:15 AM   #5
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many thanksAttachment 5333

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Old 11-27-2010, 10:17 AM   #6
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You'll have to be root!
And add yourself (the user) to the groups as I described in the post above!

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Old 11-27-2010, 10:18 AM   #7
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i should have said that the device is pluged in and running,its just the scanner thats not available
 
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Well, try "scanimage -L" as root.

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Old 11-27-2010, 11:09 AM   #9
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helo again sorry to be a pain.
it tells me "root" is not installed sudo apt-get install root-system-bin
and then

then it wont let me print the password see attatchment thanksAttachment 5334

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Old 11-27-2010, 11:38 AM   #10
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Well, you may execute the scanimage command with sudo as well:
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sudo scanimage -L
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:30 PM   #11
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thank you so much for all your attempts to help,my latest problem is
sudo scanimage -l.
i get asked for my sudo password. then it dose not let me type the password
 
Old 11-27-2010, 01:14 PM   #12
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mh, your sudopassword should be your normal user password. And you will not see anything while typing, which is normal in Linux. Just type it in an press Enter.

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Old 11-27-2010, 02:02 PM   #13
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mh, your sudopassword should be your normal user password. And you will not see anything while typing, which is normal in Linux. Just type it in an press Enter.

Markus
markus, thanks so much for that,in the last 2 weeks ive read lots about "linux" as a newbee, but YOUR refferance to the above was the first time i read that, im starting to find my way around this now i think,many thanks again

 
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Well, I'm still curious, what about scanning?

Don't forget to add the user, "mike" i think to the groups. You will have to look at the manpages for group and usermod
Code:
man group
man usermod
to learn about this. This command should work for you
Code:
sudo usermod -a -G lp,scanner mike
Good luck!

Markus

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Old 11-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #15
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still unsure what i need to do Attachment 5337

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