Scanner of an All-in-one printer not detected

Asked by Alvin Eshe on 2011-07-08

Installed an Epson WorkForce 635 printer (All-in-one). Printer works fine. Using Simple scan gives me message: "No device available".
X Sane Image scanning program give me message: "No device available". Scanner gives me message: "Communication error".
LSUSB command yields below:
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04b8:085dSeiko Epson Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Any and all thoughts are appreciated as to why the two scanning programs cannot find the scanner.

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Try installing iscan. You may find files like this:

iscan-data_1.6.0-0_all.deb
iscan_2.26.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb

They may make it work ok. There may be newer versions now but you basically want iscan & iscan-data

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