Just wanted to share how I set the Epson Perfection 4490 Photo scanner in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala 64-bit
# uname -a
Linux absinthe 2.6.31-19-generic #56-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 28 02:39:34 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Went to SANE: http://www.sane-project.org/cgi-bin/driver.pl
# cat /etc/lsb-release
Searched for Epson 4490.
Gave me a link to an external backend: http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/scan/DL1.do
Fill out the 'survey' at the bottom to get the proper drive page: http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/scan/DL2.do
Downloaded the two deb files under 'DEB 64bit package [libltdl7] (for Ubuntu 8.10 or later)' namely:
(I actually downloaded all the files, I thought I would have to test each one.)
I installed the newest sane package
I also installed xsane (but haven't tested, I used iscan instead)
sudo aptitude install sane
I installed the 2 DEBs
sudo aptitude install xsane
sudo dpkg --install iscan_2.24.0-4.ltdl7_amd64.deb
Plug-in the usb and turn on the scanner if you haven't.
sudo dpkg --install iscan-plugin-gt-x750_2.1.0-5_amd64.deb
So, the scanner was detected. I ran 'iscan' but it gave me an error
# sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
# result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
# scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.
# No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x0119 [EPSON Scanner]) at libusb:002:004
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.
# Not checking for parallel port scanners.
# Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
# can't be detected by this program.
# You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
# found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
'could not send command to scanner
So I ran:
The scanner made some noises. Once that once done, ran 'iscan' again. Window popped up and scanned a few images. Everything seems to work.
The START button also works, which is for quick scanning several documents, assigns numerical suffixes to the default name for every scan. (if you check the box that says enable Start button)
Finally, I powered off the scanner, unplugged the usb, then plugged it back in, turned on the scanner. Ran 'iscan' and it still works. Ubuntu rocks!