[sane-devel] Installed Epson Perfection 3170 and iscan on Fedora Core 3 system - procedure

Thomas Frayne tomf@sjpc.org
Fri, 15 Apr 2005 19:50:31 -0700

This is the procedure I used to get my new Epson Perfection 3170 running
with iscan.

I am running FC3 with kernel 2.6.10-1.241_FC3 and sane-backends
1.0.15-1.4.  I downloaded iscan-1.14.0-3.i386.rpm from
http://www.avasys.jp/english/linux_e/dl_scan.html, and installed it with
the rpm command.  I did not make any configuration changes, and executed
iscan in root mode.  iscan found the scanner and did a preview scan of
of a postcard with text and colored pictures.  I then executed iscan in
user mode and scanned a document with text and colored pictures to a
file, and to the printer.  Everything worked perfectly.

I am barely started using the new scanner, and will report further as I
gain experience.  My next

My only complaint so far is that, when I phoned Epson, they told me that
they provide no support for the scanner on Linux.  They didn't even
mention that I could download the iscan rpm.

I have ordered an ADF for it.