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aaagh please help linux and scanners problem

Postby bregale » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:33 pm

i have been trying to get my epson 3170 perfection scanner to work on linux i say linux in general as i have tried all the versions of ubuntu from 8.04 to present day , linux mint 9,11,12 , on my netbook with easy peasy & unbutu remix .
i have tried simple scan , xscan , iscan in fact been through all the scan software in the repos .
at the moment i have now got ubuntu 10.04 lts on my machine , i have installed the drivers from the avasys site time and time again , i have even tried to get answers from our local lug group ,without success.
all i get is scanner not detected
if i run lsusb the scanner appears on the list so the pc is seeing it ,
even if i run in terminal i get no scanner detected .
i have run sane -find -scanner with the same result
any ideas would be welcome
thanks
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Postby lok1950 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:49 pm

Have you tried the
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sane -find -scanner

with sudo before it and add your username to the scanner group if it exists

Enjoy the Choice :)
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aaargh please help printers and scanners problem

Postby DavidMcCrossan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:30 pm

Could it be that you are missing a file?
I always get this on a new install.
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/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ and add SBSfw.usb as root has always fixed it for me.

I have SBSfw.usb in my home dir and will forward it if you wish.

Best

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Postby bregale » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:20 pm

lok1950 wrote:Have you tried the
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sane -find -scanner

with sudo before it and add your username to the scanner group if it exists

Enjoy the Choice :)

thanks lok1950 yes i have tried sane-find-scanner but it reports no scanner found . :)
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Re: aaargh please help printers and scanners problem

Postby bregale » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:26 pm

DavidMcCrossan wrote:Could it be that you are missing a file?
I always get this on a new install.
Code: Select all
/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ and add SBSfw.usb as root has always fixed it for me.

I have SBSfw.usb in my home dir and will forward it if you wish.

Best

David

thanks for your reply DavidMcCrossan i have checked my file system and i do have /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ but i i do not have the sbsfw.usb folder do i add it as a sub folder into gt68xx ? or a folder along side the gt68xx
thanks again for your reply . :)
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aaargh please help printers and scanners problem

Postby DavidMcCrossan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:33 pm

Hi!
Firstly, check that there is not a problem with sane permissions. My latest download was owned by root, until I changed ownership to david.

Next thing, you can get my email address from my profile; mail me and I will send you the file, You must go to the gt86xx/ dir and add the file and then it should work.

Don´t forget to copy the file to your home dir....

Best

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Re: aaargh please help printers and scanners problem

Postby bregale » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:48 pm

DavidMcCrossan wrote:Hi!
Firstly, check that there is not a problem with sane permissions. My latest download was owned by root, until I changed ownership to david.

Next thing, you can get my email address from my profile; mail me and I will send you the file, You must go to the gt86xx/ dir and add the file and then it should work.

Don´t forget to copy the file to your home dir....

Best

David

thanks DavidMcCrossan i will check the permissions and pm you if i need the file in question ,
thanks again bri
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Re: aaargh please help printers and scanners problem

Postby Nuke » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:52 pm

bregale wrote:
DavidMcCrossan wrote:Could it be that you are missing a file?
I always get this on a new install.
Code: Select all
/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ and add SBSfw.usb as root has always fixed it for me.

I have SBSfw.usb in my home dir and will forward it if you wish.

YDavid

thanks for your reply DavidMcCrossan i have checked my file system and i do have /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ but i i do not have the sbsfw.usb folder do i add it as a sub folder into gt68xx ? or a folder along side the gt68xx
thanks again for your reply . :)


You can get the SBSfw.usb file from here :-

http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/

Your Epson scanner is not mentioned, but some others (eg the Mustek ScanExpress 1248 UB use it). Why do we think this is the correct firmware for the Epson anyway?

And BTW, SBSfw.usb is a file, not a folder. It is the volatile firmware for certain scanners that has to be reloaded every time they are used. And be careful about the capitalisation - this isn't Windows!

However, before this firmware action, Sane needs to be able to find the scanner, in other words, you should get a result from "sane-find-scanner", which has no spaces in it BTW.
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Postby mcblades » Thu May 03, 2012 2:52 pm

Hi

I have a perfection v300 photo on ubuntu 12.04. Epson do a scanner driver for linux but it comes in 3 parts and if you miss off any one then you won't connect to the scanner.

have a look here:
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule

for my scanner I needed the iscan core driver and data package and also an esci driver.

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