Epson Perfection V550 photo scanner

I’m posting this for the benefit of future searchers.

I purchased an Epson Perfection V550 photo scanner and have been able to get it working successfully with Leap 42.3.

Epson provides a Linux driver download from their website. The version I used was 1.01. There is an script included but I found that it failed because it automatically chooses the “abort” option when OpenSuse warns that it can’t identify the digital signature. Manually installing the RPM files with Zypper works, however.

I found that I needed to install the RPM from the Data folder first, then from the Plugin folder and finally install the 3rd RPM from the Core folder to avoid dependency errors.

I used the YAST Scanner control panel to set up the scanner.

The Epson iScan software works, as do the other common Linux scan applications that I tried.

For anyone looking for a Linux compatible photo scanner - particularly one with film & slide scanning abilities - the Epson V550 works well.

Moving this thread to our Unreviewed How To and FAQ forum as not a request for help.

Moved from the Hardware forum and thread opened again.

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