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    Epson Perfection V30 Scanner

    Hello all! Longtime linux user, first time Ubuntu user here. Cool distro so far, but I've hit a little snag.

    Before I begin, yes I've searched the forums and Google already, and no, my problem hasn't already been described, at least not as far as I can tell.

    I'm trying to get an Epson Perfection V30 USB scanner to work on Kubuntu 9.10 beta. Installed libsane, xsane, iscan, and proprietary sane backend from Avasys. Edited /etc/sane.d/dll.conf, etc., etc. Scanner works fine as root, but no dice for ordinary users.

    Here's the output of scanimage -L as both user and root:

    Code:
    scanimage -L
    device `epkowa:interpreter:002:003' is a Epson (unknown model) flatbed scanner
    Code:
    $ sudo scanimage -L
    device `epkowa:interpreter:002:003' is a Epson Perfection V30 flatbed scanner
    I checked, and the 'scanner' group didn't exist, so I created it, added users to it, still no luck. Strangely, my /etc/udev/rules.d/ doesn't contain any rules for the scanner. Should I write some? How would I do that? I'm a total udev noob.

    Another suggestion I found on Google was to set permissions in /proc/bus/usb/, but that folder is empty for me.

    Thanks in advance for any help you guys have.

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    Re: Epson Perfection V30 Scanner

    Two new things:

    1.
    Code:
    sudo chgrp scanner /dev/bus/usb/001/008
    Fixes it temporarily, but I still need a udev rule to make it so I don't have to run the command every time I reboot.

    2. I seem to have contracted the ever-increasing device number problem.

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    Re: Epson Perfection V30 Scanner

    Hi! I was just wondering on another thread if anyone's had any success with Avasys, specifically with the V30. Regarding your specific issue, I don't know much about udev either, but I did notice that when you download from Avasys for the V30, there's a big warning link that takes you to a workaround for Mandriva and Debian, so I'm guessing this might affect Ubuntu as well. In fact, the workaround involves modifying some udev rules. Maybe give it a shot?

    http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/faq/id000623.php

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    Re: Epson Perfection V30 Scanner

    Trying to warm up this seemingly dead thread....

    So, I have a epson V30 as well, and i am seeing the same issues on my Karmic Koala installation...I can run my scanner fine as sudo, but not as a regular user. That is obviously not healthy.

    This started only after I upgraded to 9.10 from 9.04 though, it was working fine before that. So did anyone on this thread figure this out? Please let me know...

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    Re: Epson Perfection V30 Scanner

    Sorry, no help with upgrade details. I'm a first time Ubuntu user, 9.10 -- all I can tell you is I installed the Avasys drivers, and it worked out of the box:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1328861

    Dan

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    Re: Epson Perfection V30 Scanner

    Hi,

    Try Imagescan from the Avasys site, download the deb package and install with gdebi, may take a reboot, then click on the Imagescan icon and you away.

    Regards, Ellgor.

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