[sane-devel] Epson Perfection V500 Photo

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Fri Nov 4 10:19:45 UTC 2011

Is this the latest and last word on suport (or rather the lack thereof)
for the Epson V500?


If so, this is kind-of depressing, because I'm on FreeBSD, not Linux.

Is it really (still) the case that in order to make the V500 work with SANE
I have to get some closed-source binary that only runs on Linux?

I'm only asking because the guy who maintains the FreeBSD port of the epkowa
backend suggested that I try the epson2 backend, because he felt that it was
more up-to-date.  But for me, neither than nor the epkowa backend seem to work.
"sane-find-scanner -q" finds the scanner, but "scanimage -L" does not.  (And
no, it's not a permissions problem because I get the same result even when
I'm root.)

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