Try scanimage -L and read the backend’s manpage. I found my specific firmware at http: Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. You can find it here: I just changed the owner in -rw-r–r– to let the normal user read the snapscan. The Epson Kiowa drivers do not support the Development News Calculate Linux.

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Configuring a scanner: Epson Perfection

However, working with the root rights is not a good way to manage things; you will thus have to add all users that need access to the scanner to the scanner group: If so, I’ll remove it. Check if the system sees your device. Join our community today! Please tell me if it worked. Yes, try loading the usb scanner module, Code: The Epson Kiowa drivers do not support the For more information on how Epson treats your personal data, please read our Privacy Information Statement.


To this end, use the following command in a separate terminal window just after scanner power-on, before doing anything else to the scanner: No Perffction scanners found.

Additional Information For me the firmware file appears to be Esfw8B. It should contain the firmware file.

Can I simply copy it and then where would I copy it to? I didn’t made any special trick to install it, it was working out of the box! Just download the windows driver and try to see what’s inside.

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Register now We respect your privacy. This fix works on SuSE 8. You can find it here: You will have to do it with the Snape Last edited by Aussie; at I think it used to work perfectly a few Ubuntu versions ago, but since I’m not using the scanner frequently I don’t know when I lost the functionality. Now edit the configuration file of the applicable backend: Maybe it even contains firmware of multiple scanners, this was the case with the scanner I have.

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I cannot seem to get a straight link to the Epson files using wget. Visit the following links: When booting Ubuntu after using Windows, the scanner is OK. Ohh, I experienced the same problem only one scan possible.


Note that some acer scanners also use the snapscan backend. If not, an error window will very probably pop up. The project’s site features a list of all supported devices.

But it cannot be longer than approx 1 or 2 seconds as this is the “timeout” for an idle USB port before being suspended, as you can see from the time left for the scanner to partially move to zero position after a scanimage perfecion ended. The strange thing is that there is a blue light, and the scanner doesn’t want to do anything. Oerfection finally have Xsane working with my Epson Perfection it should work with Perfection I found some interesting info on the sane-devel mailing list: