[sane-devel] Still not able to use Epson 4180 with SANE

Colin colin.harsh at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 22:44:07 UTC 2016

The supported devices link you provided is for "sane-backends-1.0.16".  
I'm on 1.0.23, so I was believing the following was true now.

     Perfection 4180 PHOTO    USB    0x04b8/0x0118    Unsupported 
*supported by the epkowa backend plus non-free interpreter***

Hence my attempt with the epkowa backend.

Part of my attempts to get this working were to install the Epson iscan 
package.  I assumed that was the non-free interpreter mentioned above.  
The debug output I listed in the post I included the link to was from 
running iscan.  I was hoping that might give someone on this mailing 
list an idea of what was wrong.

I have seen posts on various boards that people have gotten this scanner 
to work with SANE.  And I am (or have tried) doing what they mention 
they did.  So far, the only difference in environments I can figure out 
is that those folks are on 32 bit Linux and I'm running 64 bit.  Not 
sure that is the problem though.

Thanks Roger.

On 04/15/2016 03:55 PM, Roger wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 10:08:53AM -0600, Colin wrote:
>> Hi sane-devels,
>> I was hoping someone here could help out with my continuing issue of not
>> being able to use my Espon 4180 with SANE.  The original issue with all
>> the details is here:
>> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2016-March/034471.html
>> I hadn't gotten any replies so thought I would re-ask.
>> Thanks in advance.
> SANE: Supported Devices
> http://sane-project.meier-geinitz.de/sane-mfgs.html#Z-EPSON
> --- Snip ---
> Perfection 4180     USB     unsupported
> Unsupported. Doesn't speak ESC/I.  Closely related to the GT-9400. It will be
> supported by epkowa backeend in future.     unsupported
> (2005-07-30)
> --- Snip ---
> Have you tried the Linux IScan?
> Post number #8 at the following thread describes the procedures.
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2114010
> (This is why I purchased a Canon CanoScan 9000F MarkII scanner, having native
> Linux Sane support, including working support with the infrared scanning.  No
> funny closed source stuff, like iscan's proprietary stuff.)

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