Originally Posted by serafean
My opinion is that your scanner works, you just don't have the permission to use it. Under Arch, I had to chgrp to the scanner group the printer device to use the scanner, and chgrp it back to printer to use the printer. (it was one of the devices under /sys/bus/usb/devices; what which number means isn't too hard to figure out from the lsusb command's output).
I don't know how ubuntu manages multifunction devices, but in my experience they always were a PITA.
The scanner works, as hardware, alright. The problem is that folks haven't written a fitting driver for the scanner part to run on Linux. Printer is OK. Permissions i got, as i administer this local machine. No LAN either, by the way. Just a puter with direct connection to an Epson multifunc.
I was asking if i could reuse same driver script that worked for Ubuntu 8.04 on Ubuntu 10.04.
I'll do some further research before i take the leap...or buy another scanner