[sane-devel] Support for Epson WorkForce ES-200 on Linux Mint 18.2

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sun Jan 28 03:37:57 UTC 2018


Cc:ing sane-devel again to keep everyone informed.

Alkarim Kanji writes:

> Thank you for the support, Olaf.
> When I first started attempting to download drivers/software, I ran into
> the " http://support.epson.net/linux/en/imagescanv3.php?
> version=1.3.23#linux_mint" file you pointed to in your email.  I even
> extracted it (within the downloads folder), but got error messages when
> attempting to use the commands given in the README.rst file.  I guess where
> I am going wrong is extraction: should I be extracting the zip file to
> another folder (as opposed to download subfolders)?  If yes, which folder
> should I be extracting it to?  I was unable to find an appropriate folder.
> I would appreciated a little more detail.  Below I have shared the error
> messages I am getting so you can guide me accordingly.
> When I extract the zipped
> "imagescan-bundle-linuxmint-18-1.3.23.x64.deb.tar.gz" folder (which
> downloads when I click the link above), I get a folder called,
> "imagescan-bundle-linuxmint-18-1.3.23.x64.deb"  I then right-clicked the
> "imagescan-bundle-linuxmint-18-1.3.23.x64.deb" folder and selected the
> option to open Terminal.  In Terminal, I gave the command, "tar xaf
> imagescan-bundle-linuxmint-18-1.3.23.x64.deb.tar.gz" (as prescribed in the
> README.rst file), which resulted in the following error message:
> imagescan-bundle-linuxmint-18-1.3.23.x64.deb.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such
> file or directory
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> Where am I going wrong?

OK, I see.  You used some GUI application to extract and navigate to the
folder that that created.  In that case you can continue with

  pager README.rst

and follow the directions in there to get up and running.

Hope that helps,
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