Installing an Epson Perfection V100 Photo scanner in Linux

By | August 30, 2012

This post is a bit off-topic since it’s more a reminder for myself and is not related to embedded Linux.
I have an old Epson Perfection V100 Photo and today I needed to use it for the first time in several years. I knew that it was supported in Linux because I have used it in the past, but I didn’t remember what to install for making xsane to recognize it.

I’m running Fedora 16 with kernel 3.4.9, but the links provided have the .deb files needed by Ubuntu or any Debian-based distro.

Here’s the simple procedure I used:
Download the following files:

  • iscan-data-1.16.0-3.noarch.rpm from here
  • iscan-2.29.1-5.usb0.1.ltdl7.i386.rpm from here
  • iscan-plugin-gt-s600-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm from here

Install them as root in the following order:

yum install iscan-data-1.16.0-3.noarch.rpm
yum install iscan-2.29.1-5.usb0.1.ltdl7.i386.rpm
yum install iscan-plugin-gt-s600-2.1.2-1.i386.rpm

Then, from a software manager utility, PackageKit in the case of Fedora or Synaptic in Ubuntu, install xsane that is a widely, although quite old, piece of software use for scanning under Linux.

epson v100

That’s it!

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