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Old 11-01-2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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installing epson 2480 photo scanner on linux mint 17

have connected epson 2480 photo scanner to pc usb port but unable to get a resonse.had original epson scanner software which appeared to load but still no response. any ideas on how to install this scanner?
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You have not told us your distro. I am assuming Debian, / 'buntu / mint family because that allows me to offer some suggestions.

had original epson scanner software which appeared to load
Please explain what you mean here. Epson supplied software for linux for their scanner? How was this supplied and installed?

It might need to have its firmware installed.....
Find the file (on the windows installation disk for the scanner, somewhere in your windows computer, or from the web) called esfw41.bin
When you have found it, put it in your home directory, then
Move it to /lib/firmware/
sudo mv  esfw41.bin   /lib/firmware/
Add yourself to the scanner group
sudo adduser jdwyers scanner
Plug in your scanner and run sane-find-scanner
It should be recognised


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