crom5
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Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Mon May 15, 2017 2:07 pm

Hello all,
I'm preparing to switch to Solus from Ubuntu in the next days or weeks.
Currently I'm using Epson L365 (Wi-Fi All-in-One Ink Tank Printer) for printing and scanning work (connected via USB cable).
Epson L365 doesn't work out of the box in Ubuntu, it needs some special drivers easy installable through Ubuntu Software Center:

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... ch/?OSC=LX

"L365 Series ‖ Printer Driver ‖ 1.0.2 / Epson Printer Utility ‖ 05-01-2017"
"L365 Series ‖ Printer Driver ‖ 1.0.0 / ESC/P Driver (full feature) ‖ 01-30-2015"
"L365 Series ‖ Scanner Driver ‖ 1.3.20 / All-in-one package ‖ 05-01-2017"


Printer drivers (LSB package version 3.2 or later is required) are available in both deb and rpm formats, while scanner drivers depends of Linux distribution in use:
http://support.epson.net/linux/en/image ... ion=1.3.20

Would it be possible to get Epson L365 work in Solus?

sunnyflunk
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Re: Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Wed May 17, 2017 2:04 am

crom5 wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Hello all,
I'm preparing to switch to Solus from Ubuntu in the next days or weeks.
Currently I'm using Epson L365 (Wi-Fi All-in-One Ink Tank Printer) for printing and scanning work (connected via USB cable).
Epson L365 doesn't work out of the box in Ubuntu, it needs some special drivers easy installable through Ubuntu Software Center:

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... ch/?OSC=LX

"L365 Series ‖ Printer Driver ‖ 1.0.2 / Epson Printer Utility ‖ 05-01-2017"
"L365 Series ‖ Printer Driver ‖ 1.0.0 / ESC/P Driver (full feature) ‖ 01-30-2015"
"L365 Series ‖ Scanner Driver ‖ 1.3.20 / All-in-one package ‖ 05-01-2017"


Printer drivers (LSB package version 3.2 or later is required) are available in both deb and rpm formats, while scanner drivers depends of Linux distribution in use:
http://support.epson.net/linux/en/image ... ion=1.3.20

Would it be possible to get Epson L365 work in Solus?
It wouldn't be possible to predict without trying it. The packages won't install on Solus as they don't use the same format. Whether they can be extracted and simply work, wouldn't be able to tell without having the hardware and trying

crom5
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Re: Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Wed May 17, 2017 8:18 am

Sorry but I didn't understand what you mean: it is impossible to perform experiments without you having a hardware and consequently instead of installing Solus only I will have to dual boot it with Windows 10, or it is enough that I install Solus and later somehow apply your tricks?

geoffrey.A
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Re: Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Wed May 17, 2017 8:09 pm

Often there are several ways to enable printing in addition to Epson supplied drivers.
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Use of CUPS and Samba Server, use of Google Cloud Print Services & IPP protocols.

But it is not possible to test hardware without the hardware being connected to the host computer.

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My inclination is to investigate adding a "classic" printer to the Google Cloud Print Services. A classic printer is a printer that at least is network compatible because of a local network and internet capability . . . see the Google website for more detail:

https://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/

sunnyflunk
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Re: Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Thu May 18, 2017 1:29 am

crom5 wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 8:18 am
Sorry but I didn't understand what you mean: it is impossible to perform experiments without you having a hardware and consequently instead of installing Solus only I will have to dual boot it with Windows 10, or it is enough that I install Solus and later somehow apply your tricks?
I can't tell you if it's possible/supported/will work without actually doing it myself (or someone else doing it) which requires that the hardware is available as I didn't see the source to build it for Solus

keren32
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Re: Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:46 am

crom5 wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 8:18 am
Sorry but I didn't understand what you mean: it is impossible to performBulk scanning service without you having a hardware and consequently instead of installing Solus only I will have to dual boot it with Windows 10, or it is enough that I install Solus and later somehow apply your tricks?
I understand that you can export a PDF file from the toolbar, but I was curious as to what is available via OpenOffice concerning scanning capabilities. I have used Acrobat in the past for scanning into PDF but I would have to upgrade to at least Acrobat 9 for that functionality. I don't wish to do that if OpenOffice has that functionality available somehow.

Any suggestions?

abrahim456
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Re: Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:58 am

Hello..
printing and examining arrangement empowers you to creator appraisals that your members can take on the web AND on paper. Reactions would then be able to be filtered, transferred and scored.

crom5
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Re: Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:23 pm

Hello Community,
so I installed yesterday Solus on my Asus G752VS laptop, and today I applied all available updates.
Well, it's a very pleasant experience, but I have some problems (gufw firewall installed and active) with using my Epson L365 multifunction printer.
Firstly I installed "epson-inkjet-printer-escpr" driver and after that I connected my printer/scanner via USB to my computer.

Problem nr. 1)
Scanner (simple scan) doesn't work correctly because there is only one scan source, which is laptop built in webcam.

Problem nr. 2)
Printer doesn't work at all, I can't add it to printers beacuse it is not recognized by my computer.

Here's some useful DMESG info:

[2.914461] usb 1-5: New USB device found, idVendor=04b8, idProduct=08d2
[2.914463] usb 1-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[2.914464] usb 1-5: Product: EPSON L365 Series
[2.914465] usb 1-5: Manufacturer: EPSON
[2.914466] usb 1-5: SerialNumber: blablabla

crom5
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Re: Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:27 am

Problem nr. 1
Since scanner doesn't work with simple scan, today I installed iscan but without achieving any success - scanner continues not to work.

Problem nr. 2 - SOLVED
I didn't notice the button "Unlock" within "add printer" options. By choosing Epson L364 from offered driver list - printer now works.
However, would it be possible to add Epson L365 to the list of supported printers?
At Epson Linux page, there are 3 drivers for Epson L365:
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... archModule
Printer Driver 1.0.2 Epson Printer Utility (10-23-2017), Printer Driver 1.0.0 ESC/P Driver full feature (01-30-2015 and Scanner Driver 1.3.22 All-in-one package (10-05-2017). Would it be possible to get them anyhow in Solus, maybe as snap packages?

crom5
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Re: Solus - Epson L365: printing and scanning

Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Problem nr. 1)
Inside Software center I found a program named "utsushi" (epson image scan).
When I try to use it, my Epson L365 finally start to work - but once the scanning process is finished, there is no output file, i.e. utsushi doesn't save the scanned png/pdf in any choosen folder. Thanks in advance for any idea on how to fix this problem.

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