I’ve been trying to get my Epson V500 to work under Suse 13.2 64 bit. It WAS functional under my prior installation of Suse 13.1 32-bit.
I have downloaded (from the Epson site) and installed the following rpms:
However, ISCAN reports
‘could not send command to scanner’
I have also tried installing iscan-2.30.1-1.usb0.1.ltdl7.x86_64.rpm with the same results
(I’m not sure which one is the correct driver)
If I go to YAST->Hardware the scanner shows as “Not Configured” .
If I edit and select the driver for Epson Perfection V500 Photo, I get a pop-up with the message:
'The epkowa driver may cause problems on 64-bit x86_64 architecture'
and the device remains ‘Not Configured’
Before I re-install with a 32-bit system, is there any other magic that I can try to get this device working in 13.2?
Thanx in advance.
If I search, I get the iscan-plugin-gt-x770-2.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm:
GT-X770, Perfection V500 Photo
The plugin package contains proprietary libraries and firmware. I have seen some threads (concerning this and similar models) that suggest it is necessary to run ‘iscan-registry’ first with something like
iscan-registry –add interpreter usb 0x04b8 0x0133 /usr/lib/iscan/libesint86 /usr/share/iscan/esfw86.bin
*Make sure that the product ID matches ‘lsusb’ ID.
I believe it creates ‘/var/lib/iscan/interpreter’ with the corresponding entry
interpreter usb 0x04b8 0x0133 /usr/lib/iscan/libesint66 /usr/share/iscan/esfw66.bin
Once that’s done, you should be good to go. I hope that helps.
Good catch sauerland. The right firmware package will help
Aha! That was the problem. I grabbed the ‘x820’ figuring is was the more recent.
I’m not sure what the ‘x820’ version is for, but I’ve made a note to myself NOT to install it!
The scanner is now up and running!
I’m not sure what the ‘x820’ version is for,
It is for (from the Downloadpage):
GT-X820, Perfection V600 photo