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Installing the Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:42:36 pm »
I had a problem getting my Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner working after installing the Epson driver package used in the past. The scanner uses a USB connection. After starting the scan software an informational pop up displayed and told me that I needed to install driver software for my scanner!

I did some searching on the internet and found some pieces and parts that helped me to get my scanner working I listed the sources I used below. They also show some help to get other types of scanners working.

I tested on Peppermint 8 & 9 re-spins. It worked on both. I hope this helps others.

Epson web site:
https://epson.com/Support/sl/s

Linux mint19 - pipe error:
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=272874

Ubuntu sane-backends package bug 1728012:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sane-backends/+bug/1728012/comments/25

1. I went to the Epson web site and downloaded the .deb Linux driver and the manual for my scanner.
   a) iscan-gt-x770-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb.tar.gz
   b) iscan_man_e.pdf

2. The install portion of the iscan manual said; in the notes section of the manual that "The SANE package version 1.0.3 or later must be installed before installing Image Scan! for Linux".

3. Use the Synaptic package manager to install "sane". The available version was 1.0.14-11.

4. Now that the sane package is installed we can install the Epson Scanner Software. In the terminal I navigated to the Download directory.

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$ cd Downloads

5. In the terminal I listed the contents of the Downloads Directory.

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$ ls

6. The list command showed the compressed file.

   "iscan-gt-x770-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb.tar.gz"

7. The downloaded file is decompressed with.

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$ tar xaf iscan-gt-x770-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb.tar.gz

8. Next list the Downloads directory again to find the uncompressed folder.

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$ ls

"iscan-gt-x770-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb" and "iscan-gt-x770-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb.tar.gz"

9. Change directory to the uncompressed folder.

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$ cd iscan-gt-x770-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb

10. Listing the contents of the "iscan-gt-x770-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb" folder will show.

  "core  data  install.sh  plugins  README.rst"

11. Finally install the Epson Scanner Software by running the install script.

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$ ./install.sh
It will ask for your sudo password

12. At this point you will see in the menu under the graphics category "Image Scan! for Linux" and "Simple Scan". If you try to use ether app at this point you will get the message "You need to install driver software for your scanner". The following fix will allow the applications to find the scanner driver software.

13. First a symbolic link is created.

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$ sudo ln -sfr /usr/lib/sane/libsane-epkowa* /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane

14. Next we need to create a file in the /etc/udev/rules.d folder and name it 79-udev-epson.rules.

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$ sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/79-udev-epson.rules

15. Add the following text to the file.

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# chmod device EPSON group
ATTRS{manufacturer}=="EPSON", DRIVERS=="usb", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="04b8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="*", MODE="0777"

  Ctrl-o then enter to write the file
  Ctrl-x to exit nano

16. reboot Peppermint and the scanner!

17. My scanner worked after following this guide.

Enjoy

Steve





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Re: Installing the Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 08:44:21 pm »
Nice, tute!

Thanks, for posting this  :)

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Re: Installing the Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 03:34:19 pm »
Nice .. I have a V39 (not as flash as yours), which IIRC just works after installing iscan .. great little basic scanner, though it'd be nice if it used non-proprietary protocols so worked with the Xsane GUI front end.
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Re: Installing the Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 10:32:01 am »
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Nice .. I have a V39 (not as flash as yours), which IIRC just works after installing iscan .. great little basic scanner, though it'd be nice if it used non-proprietary protocols so worked with the Xsane GUI front end.

That would be nice.  I've settled on the the fact that at least they provide Linux driver. (They say no support though)
I was surprised and pleased that after this process that my scanner; on Peppermint; would  work with the included Simple Scan. I don't remember Simple Scan ever working for me.

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Re: Installing the Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 10:34:46 am »
That's surprising, simplescan doesn't work with the V39 at all IIRC.
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