I tried to run my old Epson perfection v30 scanner on openSuse 13.1. In "hardware" and "scanners" section in yast it was recognized as an Epson scanner right away. When i opened a scanning application like scanlight, the scanner was not found. I checked the Hardware compatibility and there was no entry for it.

I went to the Epson Website and checked for drivers. Though Epson states on its webpage it does not support drivers for linux, they do offer a variety of drivers for various distributions. You can find them with the search forms on this webpage

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/se...duleFromResult

You can follow the instructions on the Epson website or read along my instructions as it kind of confusing on the Epson website.

Here is what i did:

In the search results I clicked on „download“ for the „core package&data package“. I was sent to a page where i had to click a „accept the terms of condition“ button at the very bottom of the page. Then on the same page below the button the download rpm were listed.

I clicked on „FAQ“ at the very bottom of the rpm list which lead me to a instruction on which drivers to select an how to install them.


http://download.ebz.epson.net/faq/li..._ls_00002.html


I followed the instructins, downloaded the iscan-2.29.3-1.usb0.1.ltdl7.x86_64.rpm and the required data packages iscan-data-1.29.0-2.noarch.rpm


I then went back to the page


http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/se...duleFromResult


and clicked on „download“ for the „iscan plugin package“.


I went to yast, and installed the packages.


I opened scanlite, the scanner was found immediately. I did a testscan which worked fine.


If you are having trouble with the installation, you might find useful informatin on the support section.


http://download.ebz.epson.net/faq/linux/scanner.html



Hope this is helpful.
Cheers

Seb.