On 10/28/20 1:51 PM, Doug McGarrett wrote:
On 10/28/20 7:22 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 28/10/2020 04.45, Doug McGarrett wrote:
Replying to my last email: Yes, I have found a large discussion at Epson,
and a download, and I will work from that until I get stuck again, or
The print driver for your machine you (eventually) installed from the
openSUSE package epson-inkjet-printer-escpr. You had downloaded an
(old) print driver from Epson and installed it but it didn't work. Once
you installed the openSUSE package, the print problem was resolved,
For the scanner, I seem to recall that you indicated you had also
downloaded and installed the separate scanner software at that time, but
who knows. The Epson software consists of a bash script to run which
installs several included rpm's, so installation is very simple. Along
with the scanner driver there is a network component plus an end-user
scan management application called Image Scan! (looks like a full-blown
device mgmt app, analogous to HPLIP). I later explained that there is
proprietary code in this package under the Seiko license, which
disqualifies it from being included in openSUSE. There is documentation
Alternatively, you may have just installed the sane-backends package.
IIRC you were once looking for epkowa, a generic driver that might
work. That driver and many others are in this package. These drivers
can all be hooked into by a front-end like xsane.
Finally, there is a third alternative. In the Packman contributed repo
there are 3 packages for a large number of Epson scanners: The iscan
package provides a graphical front-end alternative to Image Scan!. The
iscan-firmware and iscan-plugin packages provide the proprietary code
such as included in the downloaded Epson package described above. You
can read the package descriptions in Yast/Software Management.
I surmise that the driver in sane-backends may provide basic
functionality. There is additional functionality in the iscan package
which adds proprietary code and a lightweight alternative to Image
Scan! And the Epson download package provides all the
bells-and-whistles with Image Scan!.
I have no idea what you have actually done or need to do now.
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