Gradually moving from Windows 7 to UbuntuStudio (and new to linux), today's task is to get the Epsom Perfection V200 Photo to work on linux. I've been through a lot of similar threads in this hardware forum and this is where I'm at now.
Initially, SimpleScan told me there was no scanner. Now, it looks like it will work; Simplescan preferences shows the scanner correctly as an Epsom Perfection V200 but when I try to scan, I get a 'Failed to Scan - unable to connect to the scanner'
lsusb shows the scanner :
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 04b8:012e Seiko Epson Corp. GT-F670 [Perfection V200 Photo]
sane-find-scanner shows :
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x012e [EPSON Scanner]) at libusb:003:004
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.
A search on the sane web site shows that this model on usb is unsupported but gives a link to the Epson (epkowa) site where I downloaded the relevant drivers as deb files :
which I installed in that order using Ubuntu Software Centre. I checked that libltdl7 is installed.
scanimage -L shows :
device `epkowa:interpreter:003:004' is a Epson Perfection V200 flatbed scanner
I have added my login name to the 'scanner' group. What other step or steps do I still need to do to get SimpleScan to connect to the scanner ?