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Old 05-18-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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Scanner Driver?


I need to install my scanner, Epson Perfection V330 on Linux Mint 16.

I have visited the follwing site:
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02 ... acb85329f5

But have no idea what I need and how to install, can someone assist please.

Thanks.

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Old 05-18-2014, 11:31 AM   #2
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Are you running 32bit or 64bit Mint? Also, your link to the driver is dead. I think you can find your driver here:

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du...2ad8acb85329f5

You will need to download the *.deb packages for your architecture(32bit or 64bit) and install in the proper order. According to this:

http://download.ebz.epson.net/faq/li..._ls_00002.html

You install the *.deb "data" package first(same package for 32bit and 64bit) and then the "iscan-*.**.*-*~usb0.1.ltdl7" deb package for your architecture.

To install the *.deb packages open a terminal, navigate to the directory where you have the downloaded *.deb packages and run:

$ sudo dpkg --install <deb package name>

I haven't run Mint in some time, but IIRC, you can also install deb packages by clicking on them; you will be prompted for your password and the installation of the package will proceed. You can give that a try and see if it works. If not, you will have to use the command line as outlined above.

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Old 05-18-2014, 11:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, have done as suggested but still when I use Simple Scan I get the message 'no scanner detected'

Does the following help?

Tried this in terminal: lsusb

[/code] Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04b8:0142 Seiko Epson Corp. GT-F730 [GT-S630/Perfection V33/V330 Photo]
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:0c31 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. SPIF30x Serial-ATA bridge
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 040b:2014 Weltrend Semiconductor
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
[/code]
 
Old 05-18-2014, 07:35 PM   #4
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Exactly, which packages did you install?
 
Old 05-19-2014, 04:37 AM   #5
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Exactly, which packages did you install?
Thanks for your reply:

Installed data package iscan-data_1.28.0-2_all.deb plus
iscan_2.29.3-1~usb0.1.ltdl7_i386.deb
 
Old 05-19-2014, 04:21 PM   #6
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Wonder why it didn't work out of the box??? Many epson's work in linux by default.
 
Old 05-19-2014, 09:02 PM   #7
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The linux SANE project writes drivers for scanner type devices and lists most of the Epson Perfection V series as "unsupported":

http://www.sane-project.org/man/sane-epson2.5.html

http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-EPSON

I would assume that the deb packages on Epson's website should provide "the epkowa backend plus non-free interpreter" referenced in the above links. Haven't had much time to look into the problem in detail but will try to get into it in the next couple of days. Hopefully, someone else may have some experience with getting these devices to work.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #8
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Problem now solved, see http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=167486

Thanks for all help.
 
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:03 PM   #9
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Thanks for the update Crackington and for the point of this model kilgoretrout.
 
  


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