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Old 12-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #16
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I searched the link you mentioned with Epson stylus sx218 but got 0 results.
 
Old 12-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #17
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I searched the link you mentioned with Epson stylus sx218 but got 0 results.
You should probably use Google, look at the screenshot.

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:01 PM   #18
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OK. Downloaded the file in rpm. I installed Alien in order to convert to deb, but unfortunately I can't get the terminal to open the iscan file:
"melvyn-Dimension-C521 Desktop # sudo alien iscan-2.29.1-5.usb0.1.ltdl3.i386.rpm
File "iscan-2.29.1-5.usb0.1.ltdl3.i386.rpm" not found."

The iscan rpm file is on the desktop, by the way.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #19
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Well, this is a distributionspecific problem, I can't help with Ubuntu.

Here is explained how it should work: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubunt...-ubuntu-linux/ if it doesn't post in the Ubuntu forum.

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:18 PM   #20
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Can you explain why you did not download the deb file???

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:38 AM   #21
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Yes. I downloaded the deb file but the system refused to install it. Please see attached screenshot. Message reads "Error: The dependency cannot be satisfied: iscan-data.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:40 AM   #22
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You should try to install the programs from Ubuntu's or Debian's Repository, the packagemanager will resolve the dependencies automatically and install everything necessary.

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Old 12-23-2012, 06:49 AM   #23
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I used GDebi package installer that came out of the official repositories. Iscan doesn't appear in the repositories. In any case, I think that you have wasted enough time on this, so don't bother. I can use the scanner in VirtualBox, which is a pain of course, having to start up VB when you need the scanner. Besides, it means that one continues to be Windows dependant. But at least it works. Too bad I didn't write down how I solved the problem when I was using Ubuntu 12.10.

Many thanks Markus!
 
Old 12-23-2012, 06:54 AM   #24
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Well, I think you lack some experience with Linux maybe the scanner is a motivation to learn a little more.

You should take a look into the /etc/sane.d/ directory and find out if there's something you can configure. Just try it out, and don't give up.

Good luck.

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Old 12-24-2012, 05:37 AM   #25
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Just to let you know, it is now working! I uninstalled everything I could see related to the scanner, then installed a couple of drivers from AVASYS instead of Epson.Then I couldn't access the scanner (although it was recognised) (see attached screenshot) but searched and did "sudo chmod 0666 /dev/bus/usb/001/009". Miraculously, Sane appeared with, apparently, all its functionalities.

In any case, thanks for your help Markus.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:42 AM   #26
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Well, then it is a permission problem. But I wanted to exclude this possibility when checking which groups your user belongs to.

You should not change the permissions for the /dev/ file, but check if there is a udev-rule on your system which you can change.

Look in /etc/udev/rules.d/ and /lib/udev/rules.d/

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:49 AM   #27
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Yes. I downloaded the deb file but the system refused to install it. Please see attached screenshot. Message reads "Error: The dependency cannot be satisfied: iscan-data.
It is available withe the files in the same page ..its name is iscan-data_1.20.0-1_all.deb .. it is the last file in the list.
this piece of information for people who have problems with the drivers of their Epson printer in the future.. Good Luck
 
Old 12-25-2012, 07:21 AM   #28
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Thanks!
 
  


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