I have a Epson perfection v370, it isn't detected by xsane but in the terminal it does appear. Searching around I got to open xsane as root and then I got it working but it leaves it as a file that I don't have permission to use normally. What bothers me is why I can't use or detect a scanner as administrator and as root I do. If someone knows how to solve this? It's really breaking my head.

Yes I use ElementaryOS


  • Please try ` sudo adduser user_name scanner`, reboot and try scanning as a normal user (replace user_name with your user name). superuser.com/questions/298298/…
    – Vlad
    Jan 19, 2020 at 20:08
  • Thanks @VladPop the thing is that I'm already user in scanner. Entered the page you linked, and then an other that was in german, very interesting but too difficult. But I will try some other things in this page you linked. If something works I will write it here. Greetings Jan 21, 2020 at 21:24

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I have Epson V300 and I have solved it by downloading Linux utility from Epson:


It just worked :-)

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