My wife would like me to report this took two hours to get this far . . . >:)
The Epson V500 works. The avasys bulletin board seem to indicate they got it working sometime between 16 March 2008 and 11 April 2008. I didn’t find it listed in the YaST module’s scanner database (oddly, the Epson Perfection V10, V100, V200, V350, V700, and V750 were all listed) so I installed the driver from avasys instead.
YaST and the frontends (xsane, iscan, etc) now report the V500 as
Epson GT-X770 at epkowa:interpreter:003:002
(after seeing that, a little googling indicates that yes, V500==GT-X770)
sane-find-scanner reports it as
(vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x0130 [EPSON Scanner]) at libusb:003:002
The V500 worked in xsane and iscan for root, but only for root. So I changed the owner and group for the device file
# chgrp users /dev/bus/usb/003/002 # chgrp niels /dev/bus/usb/003/002
Now it works for me and root, but it presumably wouldn’t work for anyone else.
I have tried adding a udev rules to
and reloading udev (
# udevadm control --reload_rules
)but those didn’t help.
Xsane works except I get a non-fatal error during start up
Error during CMS conversion: Could not open scanner ICM profile:
iscan from avasys is a fairly limited utility, but it works.
skanlite serves a vertically compressed preview image making it’s other features essentially useless
Kooka still doesn’t find the scanner.
To whomever maintains the Epson scanner drivers . . . perhaps it’s time to revisit the Epson Perfection V500 (aka GT-X770)?
How do I configure the system so the scanner works for regular users without having to change the device file permissions?
I’d also like to be able to manage the scans from my laptop over the wireless network, any suggestions on how to do that?
Any word on getting the infrared “digital ICE” channel working for dust removal?
How to fix skanlite?
How to fix Kooka (does it only run in KDE 3?)