Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 46

Thread: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

  1. #1

    Default Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    I'm new to opensuse and this is my first post. I apologize if this is in the wrong section.

    I've installed the printer drivers for my WorkForce 630 using yast, but I can't seem to figure out the scanner configuration. I found what i think is the .rpm based driver for my scanner and installed it using apper, but when I run the scanner configuration using yast, it doesn't show that driver in the list.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    20,395
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    Did you install iscan (scanner GUI for Epson) and iscan-data packages as well?

    All-in-Ones (Multifunction Inkjet Printers) | AVASYS CORPORATION

    You won't need to configure via YaST IIRC.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    thanks for the link...but when i try to install the rpm packages using apper, the network plugin and core package wont install (a message appears like can't find discrepencies and thus wont install).

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    20,395
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    Don't use apper. Use YaST or download and install from a terminal with zypper.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    Thanks...I installed all of the iscan files, but now when I run isan I get a message that reads "Could not send command to scanner. Check the scanner's status." Is there any other configuring I need to do, and if so where do I do it?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    20,395
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    Are you trying to connect over a network by chance?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    20,395
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    Another thing you may want to check is that /etc/sane.d/dll.conf contains the uncommented 'epkowa' entry. (You'll need root privileges to edit this file).

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Moses Lake, WA. USA
    Posts
    474

    Default Re: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    deano ferrari wrote:

    >
    > Another thing you may want to check is that /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
    > contains the uncommented 'epkowa' entry. (You'll need root privileges
    > to edit this file).
    >

    One thing I found in downloading the Epson Iscan program from the Epson
    website, is it is looking for libpng12, default on openSUSE 12.1 is
    libpng14. When I asked about that they told me you need a version of
    libpng much earlier that the libpng12 that comes with 12.1
    In my case it installs but scanning as a .png fails and scanning to
    printer fails. I have tryed to recompile the package from their source
    file but its looking for a different Distro's files. I'm not sure how to
    convert the spec file to openSUSE.

    What error message appears? What version of openSUSE?
    --

    Russ
    openSUSE 12.1(3.1.10-1.9-desktop x86_64)|KDE Platform Version
    4.8.3 (4.8.3) "release 501"|Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB
    DDR3|GeForce 8400GS(NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.40)


  9. #9

    Default Re: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    no error per-say, just won't communicate with scanner when I try to open iscan gui (because i think i need to config something more). my version is 12.1 . as fo the etc/sane.d/dll.conf and 'epkowa'....what is that?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    20,395
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Epson WorkForce 630 scanner driver????

    as fo the etc/sane.d/dll.conf and 'epkowa'....what is that?
    Sane uses /etc/sane.d/dll.conf to decide which drivers to use for given hardware. Most of the entries are commented with a '#' character, but the 'epkowa' (which serves your scanner) should be present and uncommented, so that it loads on demand.

    sane-dll(5): SANE dynamic backend loader - Linux man page

    Code:
    The contents of the dll.conf file is a list of backend names that may be loaded dynamically upon demand. Empty lines are ignored, also everything after a hash mark (#). A sample configuration file is shown below:
    
        net
        # this is a comment
        pnm
        mustek 
    Note that backends that were pre-loaded when building this library do not have to be listed in this configuration file. That is, if a backend was preloaded, then that backend will always be present, regardless of whether it's listed in the configuration file or not.
    What is reported by
    Code:
    sane-find-scanner
    Run as normal user then as root with
    Code:
    sudo sane-find-scanner

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •