Ubuntu 12.04 printer driver for my new Epson WF-2530

Asked by Kenneth Barrett on 2012-10-03

A printer driver for Epson WF-2530 does not appear on list when attempting to install. Is one available an from where?

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2014-07-19

There is no driver on turboprint and it's not listed on openprinting.org

Are there any bugs reported?

tony (sibertiger-tech) said : #2

This driver is available at www.epsondevelopers.com. Ont the home page click the link for Development tools. Then on the next page click the download link under Linux printing and scanning. This will give you a search box. Do a search for 2530. The printer and scanner drivers will appear. Enjoy.

ralf kelgel (klengel) said : #3

What about wireless scanner drivers? only USB supported?

ralf kelgel (klengel) said : #4

Got it: the network package seems to be now included in the iscan driver, so all you have to do after the installation:

scanimage -L

device `epson2:net:192.168.0.50' is a Epson PID 08A6 flatbed scanner

edit
 /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf

and add:
net 192.168.0.50 1865

of course with your IP address. Great!

N Winter (nick-in-germany) said : #5

No, not great...but close.

Following the advice above, and with the WF2530 plugged in via USB AND on WLAN, note the results of:

scanimage -L
device `epson2:net:192.168.1.111' is a Epson PID 08A6 flatbed scanner
device `epkowa:usb:001:010' is a Epson WF-2520/2530/2540 Series flatbed scanner

Now, epkowa is the CORRECT back end and epson2 is the WRONG backend. The second message means that epkowa works for USB, however the first message means the the scanner will screw up every time I try to use the wireless scan.

Why?

Well, going back to the driver site, this time, I search, not for "2530" but "workforce" and there appears a scanner driver called "network plugin". Wow, that could be handy. Sure enough,

 scanimage -L
device `epkowa:net:192.168.1.111' is a Epson WF-2520/2530/2540 Series flatbed scanner
device `epkowa:usb:001:010' is a Epson WF-2520/2530/2540 Series flatbed scanner

There we go, the wireless scanner now finds the correct driver.

(stop epson2 from finding the scanner again by editing /etc/sane.d/epson2.conf or comment out epson2 in /etc/dll.conf)

With ubuntu 14.04 I still encounter exactly the same problem. Scanning with network not possible.
I think I have the packages installed, but the "Epson PID 08A6 flatbed scanner" appears in the list even if I comment out the epson2 entry in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf .

theGiallo (giallodue) said : #7

Hi, I'm using debian, and I've found that in the file /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf there is no net configuration by default, so I added my scanner IP and now the scanner is seen. (epkowa must be added to /etc/sane.d/dll.conf )

Same answer here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2197576

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