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    Question Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo" Need help with Driver

    Hi, about Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo"
    I could use some help with the Driver


    a) getting the right driver or
    b) making the driver work

    1) the computer can "see" it with lsusb

    ronok@LuoDianNao:~$ lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 005: ID 04b8:0116 Seiko Epson Corp. Perfection 3170 (GT-9400)

    2) it is known to be a good working scanner so
    3) I looked at the following links:


    http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...e-epson.5.html

    http://www.sane-project.org/cgi-bin/...&bus=usb&v=&p=

    http://avasys.jp/hp/menu000000500/hpg000000442.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Compiler_Collection

    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepi....0.19-6ubuntu1


    4) the avasys site eventually gets to a download Question about:
    . (for gcc 3.4 or later) / (for gcc 3.2/3.3) ???
    5) and after looking at the launchpad link
    6) I used the packet manger myself to get the: "1.0.19-6ubuntu1"

    I thought that would do it but the scanner still wont scan ??

    what should I do next ?
    Thanks

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    Re: Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo" Need help with Driver

    hi
    I am still not able to use the Epson "Perfection 3170 Photo" scanner at all
    I really like Ubunto, but I dont know what to do next
    I tried to get some "tar" files from here:
    http://alioth.debian.org/frs/?group_id=30186
    but I don't know what to do with them, or they might be the wrong thing


    I like Ubunto so much that I have talked other people in to using it
    for them a new HP Deskjet Multifunction Printer/ Copier/ Scanner
    Model: F4280 worked great right out of the box,

    but I would like to get my:
    Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo"
    to work, it was a higher quality scanner

    I am willing to learn but I dont know a lot about:
    tar.bal.diff.dsc.gz, DFSG, GCC-version, CVS repository
    sorry, I am still very entry level
    I really am not sure what is the next step to take?
    Thanks

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    Re: Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo" Need help with Driver

    I'm having the same problem getting Epson Perfection 3170 to work under Ubuntu 9.10. The system sees it, but the scanner software can't find it. Any suggestions please? I've installed iscan from the Avensys site and that's not helped.

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    Re: Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo" Need help with Driver

    Hollo All
    2 years ago started Trying to get the Epson to Scan
    with Ubuntu 8.04 up through and Currently:
    Linux Kernel: 2.6.35-27-generic (i686)
    Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
    Gnome: 2.32.0
    and here is where things stand after looking at many Threads including

    http://ubuntu.flowconsult.at/en/epso...allation/9.04/ ---> Thanks: arochester
    and others including:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1028064

    My Trouble shooting sequence of Epson "Perfection 3170 Photo" and
    Some generic Trouble shooting tips for Scanners in general
    I tried the following: (with CODE = user@computer:~$ enter it here)

    1)
    first see where things stand Is the Scanner USB properly connected to the computer ?
    Code:
    lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 007: ID 04b8:0116 Seiko Epson Corp. Perfection 3170 (GT-9400)
    2)
    Check that SANE & XSANE are Present:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install sane &&
    sudo apt-get install libsane &&
    sudo apt-get install libsane-extras &&
    sudo apt-get install sane-utils &&
    sudo apt-get install xsane &&
    sudo apt-get install xsane-common &&
    sudo apt-get install libstdc++5
    3) Check That the system is upto date:
    System > Administration > Update Manager (or)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    4)
    Then lets see where things stand:
    Code:
    xsane
    Get a Pop up Window:
    No Devices available
    5)
    To get a list of devices
    Code:
    scanimage -L
    No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
    check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
    sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
    which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
    6)
    See if SANE can see the Scanner ?
    Code:
    sane-find-scanner
    found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x0116) at libusb:001:007
    7)
    open and maybe edit this file Check to see that "epson" & epson2" are uncommented (that is with out"#")
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
    8)
    (with Epson issues all roads seem to lead here) so Go to:
    http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/scan/DL1.do
    Fill in the form and download:
    ---> iscan-2.10.0-1.c2.i386.rpm
    ---> iscan-plugin-gt-9400-1.0.0-1.c2.i386.rpm
    to the Desktop
    thats your:
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop && pwd
    9)
    Get Alien
    Alien allows you to convert ".rpm" files into Debian ".deb" packages, which can be installed with dpkg.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install alien
    10)
    Make the ".deb" file from the ".rpm" file (Note in the code-example the "*" takes the place of
    e.g: "-plugin-gt-9400-1.0.0-1.c2.i386"
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    sudo alien -d iscan*.rpm
    sudo dpkg -i iscan*.deb
    11)
    Edit the libsane-extras.rules
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/50-libsane-extras.rules
    12)
    if it is empty add this line:
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", SYSFS{idVendor}=="04b8", SYSFS{idProduct}=="0116", MODE="0666", GROUP="scanner"
    13)
    Edit the epson.conf
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/epson.conf
    14)
    add this line (the USB device ID from step #1 above) at the end:
    usb 0x04b8 0x0116
    15)
    Add yourself to the scanner group (adding the scanner group if needed)
    System > Administration > Users and Groups > manage groups > unlock > add > check self
    16)
    Do a complete Shutdown & restart the machine
    17)
    Try To get a list of devices again
    Code:
    scanimage -L
    first got:
    Segmentation fault
    Now get:
    device `epson:libusb:001:006' is a Epson flatbed scanner
    18)
    Code:
    iscan
    get a Pop up Window:
    Could not send command to scanner. Check the scanner's status
    19)
    anyway I Like and Just Want to use XSANE
    Code:
    xsane
    I get the "Xsane 0.997 window" & "Preview window"
    Both "Preview botton" & "Scan Botton"
    Get pop up window:
    Failed to start scanner: invalid argument
    - - - > at a Dead End < - - -
    - - - > Still Will Not Scann < - - -

    Has anyone had any recent Success under Ubuntu 10.10
    see any errors in what I did ? any Help or ideas ?
    Thanks Ronok
    My < Linux > Command Line Interface Page

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    Re: Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo" Need help with Driver

    Wish I could help. My perfection 1650 worked with very little effort. If you're not tired of looking...
    http://www.linuxidx.com/linux.php?q=Perfection+3170

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    Re: Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo" Need help with Driver

    I had a problem with my perfection640 scanner which was fixed by editing /etc/sane.d and try this: un-comment epson and comment out epson2 instead. Reboot to be sure whatever-it-is that reads the file is restarted.

    I don't know if that'll fix your scanner, but it's a quick and easy fix if it does.

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    Re: Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo" Need help with Driver

    Thank you kindly: lidex & The Cog
    for your tips and quick replies,

    I will be off the road and back at that machine in some weeks

    at that time I will try your tips and report back in here

    thanks

    R

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    Re: Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo" Need help with Driver

    The Cog,

    I am trying to get a different Epson scanner (a Perfection 610) going in 10.10, and also running into issues.

    I had used it with no problem in 10.04.

    It is completely unclear to me what you mean by commenting out epson2, and commenting epson. On my machine, /etc/sane.d is a directory containing many config files. The files epson.conf and epson2.conf are there, but I cannot figure out what you are suggesting to comment and uncomment.

    Thanks in advance for the help!
    Desktop: Kubuntu 12.10 64-bit Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.5GHz 4GB DDR2 Nvidia GT440
    Nettop: Kubuntu 12.04 64-bit Atom D525 @ 1.8GHz 4GB DDR2 Nvidia ION2
    Laptop: Kubuntu 12.04 32-bit Core Duo @ 1.6Ghz 2GB DDR2
    Netbook: Lubuntu 12.04 Dell Mini 9 2GB RAM

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    Re: Epson Scanner, "Perfection 3170 Photo" Need help with Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by james_xxx View Post
    It is completely unclear to me what you mean by commenting out epson2, and commenting epson.
    Ooh! It looks like I was having a brain-fart that night. Sorry.

    The file is /etc/sane.d/dll.conf and in there, you will find the lines
    Code:
    #epson
    epson2
    which I changed to
    Code:
    epson
    #epson2
    which I think is re-enabling an older version of epson driver. I'm not sure what needs to be restarted after this change, so rebooting is the crude way to make sure.

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