Computer doesn't reconize my scanner

Asked by Zoppp on 2012-05-02

I have an Epson Stylus SX130 Printer/Scanner/Photocopier. Printing works just fine. But the scanning software I tried so far (Simple Scan and Skanlite) both say "No Scanner Available". How do I tell the computer that there is indeed a scanner and that it's just the same as the printer?

Thanks in advance for any pointers.

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Ubuntu simple-scan Edit question
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2012-05-02
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2012-05-02

Please tell is this scanner connected via usb ? if yes please copy and paste here the result of this terminal commands:

lsb_release -crd; lsusb; id

Please also try to open a terminal and try to run simple-scan with root user permission i mena type:

gksudo simple-scan

and try...

Barry Drake (b-drake) said : #3

You need the scanner driver. Epson supply drivers for Linux. Go to: http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule and enter your allinone model (SX130 and tell it to get the Linux driver. It will take you straight there.

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