[sane-devel] your-firmwarefile.bin

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sat Aug 8 05:47:42 BST 2020

Hi Oliver,

Oliver Schwartz writes:

>> Am 07.08.2020 um 12:27 schrieb Olaf Meeuwissen <paddy-hack at member.fsf.org>:
>> Torfinn Ingolfsen writes:
>>> [...]
> This one (Perfection 2480 / 2580) definitely is supported by the snapscan backend.
>>> The firmware is not distributed by SANE for obvious reasons. If you
>>> have such a scanner, you will have to find and extract the firmware
>>> file from the (Windows) driver / install yourself. (I had a SnapScan
>>> scanner once, there was a SnapScan_XXX.bin file in a directory of the
>>> windows install; this was the firmware so I just copied it and
>>> configured SANE to use it)
>> You should also be able to find it in the RPMs that you can download via
>>  http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX
>> The firmware file does not depend on the gcc version or CPU type.  You
>> are looking for a file matching esfwXX.bin, IIRC, where the XX is a two
>> digit hexadecimal value.
> According to my notes, the firmware file for this scanner is named esfw41.bin.

Would you mind adding your notes on firmware file names to the
snapscan.desc file so that everyone can see them?  They can go in the

If you can do so before 2020-08-22, please push your changes on the
release/1.0.31 branch.

Hope this helps,
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