I have a scanner/printer combo connected to wifi, I can print things just fine but the scanner program doesn’t detect it. I tried to see if document scanner would magically already detect it, it didn’t, so I tried to detect it with yast, no luck.
I know this might sound like a handholding thread and I apologize. I dunno how friendly with this kind of things this community is but in case they’re seen poorly, I apologize. I installed without dual booting another distro to fully commit but I have to send a pdf to work and I would appreciate greatly any help.
As a printer it’s detected as an epson xp 620 series, but that machine isn’t in the list when I search for scanners.
Right, my bad sorry friend.
A bit of a panic on my end due to being worried I can’t send the darn pdf in time
I installed xfce, the scanning tool that came with it is simple-scan
With scanner/printer combo I mean that the same machine functions as both a scanner and a printer, which is why I’m puzzled as to why it works out of the box as a printer but not as a scanner.
When I saw that simple-scan didn’t detect it I went on yast and clicked on hardware → scanner and let it do it’s things hoping it would detect the scanner, but alas that was not the case.
The printeris showing as epson_xp_620_series when I pick which printer I want to use, so I went on “add” in the yast section for scanners, where there’s many models but I couldn’t find the one that I have.
After a reboot my keyboard didn’t work anymore and I wasted ages getting things back to normal. Ended up scanning with another device instead and I will try to get things to work again tomorrow.
Thanks for the help.
For some reason the earliest snapshot I could use was from the 21 so I have a lot of packages to reinstall since I installed this system, well, the 21.
I have also recently got problem with keyboard/mouse not working straight after reboot, takes 1-2 minutes. Must be something with last week updates. Worked prefectly a few days ago, but I guess that belongs to some other thread.
After the rollback my printer doesn’t work as a printer anymore either.
I went to the links provided by Sauerland
lsb is installed
I disabled the firewall and the printer has been detected again.
I installed the drivers for the scanner with the script
Now things are seemingly working.
I suspect something that might have caused issues yesterday was a combination of a vpn and a firewall which I didn’t reinstall after the rollback, yet.
After I install them back (and when I say install firewall I mean replace the one already in with ufw because I’m more familiar with it) I’ll see how things go.