[sane-devel] Support for Epson WorkForce ES-200 on Linux Mint 18.2
paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Fri Jan 26 02:15:16 UTC 2018
Alkarim Kanji writes:
> First, I trust I am subscribed to the correct forum: the forum that offers
> scanner support tied to Linux flavors. If not, please direct me to the
> appropriated forum.
You're at the right place.
> I have a laptop that runs both Window$ and Linux Mint 18.2, 64 bit. Mint
> is my primary OS: I use Window$ only when I absolutely have to. I
> purchased an Epson WorkForce ES-200 duplex color scanner to be used on
> Linux Mint 18.2. I spent hours downloading/configuring scanner related
> software with poor results: I can scan, but the quality of scans is poor,
> at best. I use "Image Scan" software; other applications (gscan2pdf, XSane
> Image Scanning Program) do an even worse job - very likely related to
> availability/configuration of appropriate software. Then I ran into
> something on Epson's site that told me to click on "Image Scan! for Linux"
> to configure the scanner. When I do that, with the scanner hooked up and
> turned on, I get the following message:
> Could not send command to scanner.
> Check the scanner's status.
> It appears the software I downloaded from Epson is not configured
> properly. I have limited knowledge in this area and am unable to write
> I am requesting help to get the right software downloaded and configured so
> I can use my scanner for quality scans without having to resort to Window$
> to get a decent scan (configuring it on Window$ was a breeze and the
> quality of scans is very good).
There are *two* different packages available from EPSON download site:
- Image Scan! for Linux
- Image Scan v3
It looks like you have the first but you need the second. You can get
That downloads a compressed archive file. You need to extract that in a
terminal and change to the directory that creates. Further instructions
can be found in the README.rst file. So, after the download,
tar xaf imagescan-bundle-linuxmint-18-1.3.23.x64.deb.tar.gz
should get you up and running.
Once you can scan with imagescan (Image Scan v3), you can safely remove
iscan (Image Scan! for Linux) with
sudo apt-get remove iscan
> Thank you for the support!
Hope this helps,
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