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Old 02-20-2014, 11:41 PM   #1
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Problem installing Epson scanner


Hi all,

Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

$ sane-find-scanner
Code:
  # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x0122 [EPSON Scanner]) at libusb:002:006
  # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
  # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.

  # You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
  # found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
  # necessary.
$ apt-cache policy xsane
Code:
xsane:
  Installed: 0.998-3ubuntu2
  Candidate: 0.998-3ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 0.998-3ubuntu2 0
        500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
Already installed

Simple scan can't find it - Unable to connect to scanner

Found following link;
Ubuntu Scanner Epson Perfection 3490 Photo
http://www.serkey.com/ubuntu-scanner...to-be87ca.html

/etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf
Code:
...
# Epson Perfection 3490
usb 0x04b8 0x0122
...
already there.

Code:
- I changed the permissions for the files in /proc/bus/usb/001/ to enable read/writing for group and other
/proc/bus/usb: No such file or directory

Please help. Thanks

satimis
 
Old 02-21-2014, 05:48 AM   #2
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According to snapscan.sourcegorge.net you need firmware.

Quote:
Epson
Perfection 3490
USB
0x04b8, 0x0122
"Epson Scanner2"
esfw52.bin
added in SANE-backends-1.0.16-CVS
This is what is listed. Look at your system and see if you can determine if your backend installed is 1.0.16 pr later. If yes, then I think you will have the bin file.

From the man page for snapscan the firmware goes here
Quote:
firmware /usr/share/sane/snapscan/firmware.bin
Not sure what users and groups your user needs to on Ubuntu. This seems to vary from distro to distro, or where the device should belong. Ubuntu doc should give you a clew here.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-21-2014, 08:43 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by camorri View Post
According to snapscan.sourcegorge.net you need firmware.

This is what is listed. Look at your system and see if you can determine if your backend installed is 1.0.16 pr later. If yes, then I think you will have the bin file.

From the man page for snapscan the firmware goes here

Not sure what users and groups your user needs to on Ubuntu. This seems to vary from distro to distro, or where the device should belong. Ubuntu doc should give you a clew here.

Hope this helps.
Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

I installed the scanner with following steps;

1)
Download Esfw52.bin.tar
http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.p...2&d=1249447768

2)
Untar the tarball and;

$ sudo cp ~/Esfw52.bin /etc/sane.d/

3)
$ sudo nano /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf

change the line;
firmware /usr/share/sane/snapscan/Esfw52.bin
to;
firmware /etc/sane.d/Esfw52.bin

Uncomment following line
/dev/usb/scanner0 bus=usb

-> save and exit

Then the scanner works

Rgds
satimis
 
Old 02-21-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
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Good stuff, can you mark the thread solved? Under thread tools at the top.
 
Old 02-21-2014, 09:28 AM   #5
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Good stuff, can you mark the thread solved? Under thread tools at the top.
I did it already.

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