[sane-devel] RasPi support for Epson Perfection V500 Photo

Jonathan Kunkee jonathan.kunkee at gmail.com
Sun May 20 19:52:59 BST 2018

Hi Olaf,

I appreciate your reply, but I think there is a misunderstanding. One link
I mentioned is for the source (not binary blob) of that plug-in and the
other is an article stating that a partial recompile works on the Raspberry
Pi on an older Debian derivative. (There is a binary blob lib needed for
the signal processing in the manufacturer-provided scanner UI that I don't
plan to use.) My request is not for sane-devel to do any work for me on a
niche application, but rather for debugging suggestions so I can do the
work myself.


On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 4:28 AM Olaf Meeuwissen <paddy-hack at member.fsf.org>

> Hi Jonathan,
> Jonathan Kunkee writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'd like to set my Raspberry Pi 2 as a scanning workstation with my Epson
> > Perfection V500 Photo. This is listed as unsupported by SANE and Epson
> has
> > long-since deprecated Linux support for it.
> >
> > [... snip ...]
> >
> > Any hints on what I'm missing?
> The fact that your Epson Perfection V500 Photo
>   requires DFSG non-free iscan-plugin-gt-x770
> as is documented at
>   http://sane-project.org/lists/sane-backends-external.html#S-EPKOWA
> This plugin is only available in binary format for i386 and amd64
> architectures AFAIK.  You can get it via the "Package Download Page"
> on the site you mentioned.
> Sorry to disappoint you.  Please contact the vendor about support for
> other architectures.  Without source code, there is nothing the SANE
> project can do to help you.
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