Simple Scan is not recognising my Epson ET-2500, but it prints OK

Asked by Ian Summerskill on 2018-02-28

Simple Scan says " failed to scan. No scanner available. Please connect a scanner"
The printer Epson ET-2500 prints fine and it has scanned OK in the past.
I have updated the software.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Did you install the driver which is available from

Ian Summerskill (ianindia) said : #2

Hi Manfred
Thanks for the info - I could never find Ubuntu drivers from Epson and they didn't seem very interested, but I have installed the driver this works fine. It is not as good as the windows version, which allows multiple pages to pdfs rather than each page being a separate PDF, but does work.
Simple Scan now deleted.
Thanks again