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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:44 pm    Post subject: Network Scanning with Epson SX610FW Reply with quote

Took me a while to figure out how to get my Epson Stylus SX610FW to scan via a network connection, so hopefully writing this will save someone some time, and me if I ever have to do it again :wink:

First, install Epson's own image scanning package: iscan

Code:
# emerge iscan


As setup by default, iscan will only work with a USB connected printer. To use a networked printer, you need Epson's networking addon: iscan-network-nt

This isn't in portage[1], so get it from here:

I downloaded the rpm version. Extract it with your favourite program, I used ark :)

From the rpm, copy the file 'usr/lib/iscan/network' to '/usr/lib/iscan/network'

Now add the following line to /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf

Code:
net <ip-address>


Substitute <ip-address> for your printer's ip address on your network.

That's all there is to it. Now iscan should detect and scan from your networked Epson printer. I expect this procedure should work with Epson's other multifunction printers.

[1] I did find an ebuild for this package here. I didn't , but you might prefer to use that.
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