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bregale



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: aaagh please help linux and scanners problem Reply with quote

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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lok1950
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried the
Code:
sane -find -scanner

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

Enjoy the Choice Smile
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DavidMcCrossan
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: aaargh please help printers and scanners problem Reply with quote

Could it be that you are missing a file?
I always get this on a new install.
Code:

/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
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bregale



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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

Enjoy the Choice Smile

thanks lok1950 yes i have tried sane-find-scanner but it reports no scanner found . Smile
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bregale



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: aaargh please help printers and scanners problem Reply with quote

DavidMcCrossan wrote:
Could it be that you are missing a file?
I always get this on a new install.
Code:

/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 . Smile
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DavidMcCrossan
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: aaargh please help printers and scanners problem Reply with quote

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.

Donīt forget to copy the file to your home dir....

Best

David
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bregale



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: aaargh please help printers and scanners problem Reply with quote

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.

Donīt 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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Nuke
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Re: aaargh please help printers and scanners problem Reply with quote

bregale wrote:
DavidMcCrossan wrote:
Could it be that you are missing a file?
I always get this on a new install.
Code:

/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 . Smile


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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mcblades



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

good luck
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