[sane-devel] Epson WF-2850

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Thu Apr 2 12:15:09 BST 2020


Klaus Kämpf writes:

> Hi Goran,
> On 4/2/20 10:40 AM, Goran Vukoman wrote:
>> I guess the scanner is useable with the epson2 plugin, maybe it's worth
>> a try.
> not quiet. The .pcap you uploaded is actually showing the 'epsonds' protocol

The (unmaintained) epsonds backend doesn't list your device as supported
so you might try the driver provided by EPSON.  You can find it via


This should support use via a USB connection with Free Software only.
It only includes a non-free plugin for network support.

Mind you, the SANE Project has *nothing* to do with this.  I developed
most of that "driver" but am no longer involved for a couple of years

> Looking a the technical data, this device also supports the "WSD"
> network protocol. You might want to give the recently announced[1,2]
> wsd scanner drivers a try ;-)

> [1] https://www.mail-archive.com/sane-devel@alioth-lists.debian.net/msg01452.html
> [2] https://www.mail-archive.com/sane-devel@alioth-lists.debian.net/msg01254.html

Hope this helps,
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