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[opensuse] [SOLVED] Epson XP-310 printer / scanner & openSUSE 12.3
I purchased an Epson XP-310 multifunction printer / scanner yesterday and set
it up as a network appliance (Wi-Fi.) Setting up the printer side was
straightforward but the scanner side took a fair bit of sleuthing and some
trial and error. First, this device has only two interfaces, USB and Wi-Fi.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for connecting it to your network.
Follow the steps, below, once that's done:

DOWNLOAD packages (x86_64 64-bit versions shown) from:



MOVE packages to a new / empty temporary directory and INSTALL:

# zypper in *.rpm

--> This command will automatically fulfill dependencies.

EDIT /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf

--> Comment out 'usb' and 'scsi' detection (unless you also have a SCSI
or USB scanner) by inserting a leading hash mark (#) as needed.

--> ADD line "net XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX" (without the quotes) in network
scanner section. Obviously, replace "XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX" with the
IP address you assigned to the printer in your router.

EDIT /etc/sane.d/net.conf

--> Enter the printer's IP address in it's own line at the bottom of
the file. E.g. "" (without the quotes)

EDIT /etc/sane.d/dll.conf

--> uncomment the top line "#net" (becomes just "net", without the

RUN YaST -> Scanner module

--> SELECT "Scanning via Network..." from the "Options" drop-down list

--> verify meta driver 'net' says "No scanner recognized by this driver"

--> CLICK "OK"

--> CLICK the "Add" button, select "Epson Workforce 310 Series..."

--> CLICK "OK"

--> CLICK "Continue" at the '64-bit' / 'problematic' warning

--> CLICK "OK"

Launch "Image Scan! for Linux" (installed above.) This was found on my
system under 'Graphics > Scanning'. Put a document on the scanner bed
and click the 'Preview' button to test.

Hope this helps someone down the road ...


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