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Old 26th July 2010, 11:53 PM
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Epson scanner not working

I have an Epson perfection 3490 scanner. Simple Scan gives "unable to connect" and calls it an EpsonEpson scanner. Skanlite gives "opening selected scanner failed". Xsane gives "failed to open device 'snapscan:libusb:001:004': Invalid argument". "scanimage" on the command line gives "no SANE devices found. I'm using Fedora13 from a LinuxFormat mag dvd. Pointers would be appreciated. None of the posts from a web search have been any help because the crucial directories mentioned such as /usr/etc/sane.d and/usr/local/etc/sane.d don't exist.

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Ken
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Old 27th July 2010, 01:16 AM
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Re: Epson scanner not working

This is the site for epson linux drivers

http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/scan/DL1.do

Should be 2 rpms to download and you will be good to go (at least it worked for me).

In a terminal type "iscan" to run epson's app.
Might work with xsane too but I'm not sure. Never tried it.

Last edited by pkands; 27th July 2010 at 01:28 AM. Reason: i'm illiterate
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Old 27th July 2010, 02:45 PM
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Re: Epson scanner not working

Thank you pkands. I've downloaded the rpms but installer fails because it needs vesion 2 of the C++ libraries and Fedora is at version 4+. seems a bit dodgy to add older libraries. Did you have this problem?

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Old 27th July 2010, 04:37 PM
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Re: Epson scanner not working

No. I had no problems and don't recall this issue but my scanner is the perfection 3170.
If you haven't already tried, there is a forum at the Avasys drivers site. Maybe a compat library is needed?
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