[sane-devel] how to configure/scan with an Epson Xp-4100 printer/scanner

Marco Fioretti mfioretti at nexaima.net
Thu Nov 5 12:17:51 GMT 2020

On Thu, Nov 05, 2020 20:40:22 PM +0900, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:

> If you don't need the network support and are fine with Tesseract for
> OCR, imagescan is Free as in Freedom software.  IIRC, the README in
> those packages actually makes a point of these extensions or plugins
> being *optional* (at the possible expense of network support).

I confirm this, the README is very clear on that. As for "needing
network support"... I confess I don't know, can the list help me to figure it out?

I can attach that scanner either directly to a USB port of my desktop,
or to an USB port of my modem. My question is, if I attach it via USB
to the modem, would it still be reachable/usable from the rest of my
home network, AND: would it be usable with scanimage and similar
command line tools, as I do need to scan with them?

yes, I could also set it up to use wifi, of course, but I would rather
avoid it for several reasons, and in any case I could do it only if
there is no need of Windows for that. Is this possible?

Thanks again for all your support, and what you are helping me to learn


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