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Thread: Epson GT-S50 scanner and drivers on 12.04

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Epson GT-S50 scanner and drivers on 12.04

    I too am having problems getting this scanner to work properly. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and sometimes it works but then sometimes, like now, when I try to start the software it pops up a dialog that says:

    "Could not send command to scanner. Check the scanner's status."

    Usually if I turn it off and back on and then unplug and replug in the USB cord it will then begin working but not now. This is getting really frustrating and I will probably have to restart Ubuntu to get it to work again.

    Surely there is a way to get this scanner to work consistently using Ubuntu. Does anyone have any ideas on this?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Magic City of the Plains
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: Epson GT-S50 scanner and drivers on 12.04

    Post moved to its own thread. Rather than posting a new question in an old thread, create a new thread. More eyes will see it, and you're more likely to get better help more quickly.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Re: Epson GT-S50 scanner and drivers on 12.04

    Hi Idyll;

    you don't mention how you are "driving" the scanner:

    Epson would say to go here

    and entering S50 you get to here

    and clicking on scanner you get to here

    and scrolling down to click the ACCEPT button you get to the options

    you don't say if you have 32bit: if we assume you do:

    you would install

    1) iscan-data_1.20.0-1_all.deb ......must be first .....

    2) iscan_2.29.1-5~usb0.1.ltdl7_i386.deb

    and then back to here

    to click on plug-in and get to

    click on ACCEPT and you choose esci-interpreter-gt-s80_0.2.1-1_i386.deb

    ......that should get you working ............and you did all that?


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