iscan and epson V33 not working

Have an Epson V33 scanner.
Cannot use it anymore with openSUSE 12.3 x86_64
Installed these drivers with yast.
iscan-2.29.1-5.usb0.1.ltdl7.x86_64.rpm
iscan-data-1.23.0-1.noarch.rpm

downloaded from the epson site.

But I cannot configure the scanner with Yast-scannerconfiguration tool.

Never had this problem with openSUSE12.2 x86_64
have to go back again to windows 7 for scanning.

  1. How is your scanner connected (Via USB or ethernet)?
  2. I note that it is reported (refer following link) that the Epson Perfection V33 requires the non-free ‘esci-interpreter-perfection’ plugin package
    SANE: External Backends (Drivers)
    Since you did not mention that you had downloaded and installed this package, I’ll assume that you haven’t yet. You can get that here
    Epson - drivers & downloads
  1. usb connected (flatbad scanner)
  2. thanks will try that

Thanks solved the problem.

Glad to have been of help. :slight_smile:

On Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:36:02 GMT
deano ferrari <deano_ferrari@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
> anton;2573299 Wrote:
> > Have an Epson V33 scanner.
> > Cannot use it anymore with openSUSE 12.3 x86_64
> > Installed these drivers with yast.
> > iscan-2.29.1-5.usb0.1.ltdl7.x86_64.rpm
> > iscan-data-1.23.0-1.noarch.rpm
> >
> > downloaded from the epson site.
> >
> > But I cannot configure the scanner with Yast-scannerconfiguration
> > tool.
> >
> > Never had this problem with openSUSE12.2 x86_64
> > have to go back again to windows 7 for scanning.
>
> 1. How is your scanner connected (Via USB or ethernet)?
> 2. I note that it is reported (refer following link) that the Epson
> Perfection V33 requires the non-free ‘esci-interpreter-perfection’
> plugin package
> ‘SANE: External Backends (Drivers)’
> (http://www.sane-project.org/lists/sane-backends-external.html)
> Since you did not mention that you had downloaded and installed this
> package, I’ll assume that you haven’t yet. You can get that here
> ‘Epson - drivers & downloads’ (http://tinyurl.com/m9ul74j)
>
>

Xsane is distributed with openSUSE. It used to be installed
automatically but that ceased with 12.3(?). Whether this was by
design or accident, I’ve no idea. If you just search in Yast for
‘Xsane’ you’ll find it. No need to download anything from an external
source.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 12.3 (64-bit); KDE 4.10.5; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Kernel: 3.10.0; Video: nVidia GeForce 210 (using nouveau driver);
Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA); Wireless: BCM4306

The OP was not enquiring about which SANE front-end to use. The Epson scanner absolutely requires both a proprietary driver and firmware to work (with iscan,xsane, or any other scanning app for that matter).