Which USB Scanners work? ADDENDUM

FarSight Data Systems msh at farsight-data.com
Wed Sep 29 12:55:11 BST 2010


On Wednesday 29 September 2010 07:14:12 am Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 29/09/2010 16:50, Basil Chupin wrote:
> > On 29/09/2010 13:47, FarSight Data Systems wrote:
> >> On Tuesday 28 September 2010 09:40:10 pm Basil Chupin wrote:
> >>> On 29/09/2010 01:31, FarSight Data Systems wrote:
> >>>> I'm looking to replace my old HP ScanJet 6300c scanner. It's giving me
> >>>> problems.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> So, I've tried the Canon CanoScan 8800F and it doesn't work (and I've
> >>>> tried) with Linux and Canon doesn't support Linux (currently using
> >>>> Linux Mint 7 on desktop and lapton and Kubuntu 10.04 on netbook) might
> >>>> be upgrading to Kubuntu 10.04 all around.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> So, what scanners work with the above distros? My parameters:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Company should support Linux (an exception can be made for a definite
> >>>> working flatbed scanner that's inexpensive)
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Price at or under $150
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> USB 2.0
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Can scan at minimum of 600 DPI (higher would be better)
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Can anyone help me with choosing a scanner with the above parameters?
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Mark
> >>>
> >>> Don't have to go further than the Epson V300 Photo.
> >>>
> >>> Have one myself.
> >>>
> >>> Works beautifully.
> >>>
> >>> You can either use it with the SANE driver but preferably use the Linux
> >>> driver provided by Epson itself.
> >>
> >> http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&sku
> >>=B1
> >>
> >>> 1B193081
> >>>
> >>> BC
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Sound that shatters silence is called noise. Sound that enhances
> >>
> >> silence is
> >>
> >>> called music. Chinese proverb
> >>
> >> The SANE supported Devices page says the Perfection V300 Photo is
> >> unsupported. Is this wrong?
> >
> > Yes. I have the SANE driver installed. Fascinating....
> >
> > I go to Applications/Graphics and start XSane Image Scanner.....and I
> > get XSane 0.996 Perfection V300 driver.
> >
> > The "native" app. in Ubuntu Simple Scan supports it.
> >
> > But you would be better off going to http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/
> > to get the Linux driver for the V300 from Epson itself.
> >
> > The driver comes in 2 parts:
> >
> > esci-interpreter-gt-f720_0.0.1-2_i386.deb  and
> >
> > iscan_2.24.0-4.ltdl7_i386.deb
> >
> > Use nautilus to install these. BUT, you need to install one before you
> > can install the other - and I cannot remember which one comes first! :-)
> > . Don't worry, you will get an error message if you do it the wrong way
> > 'round :-) .
> >
> > There is also
> >
> > ImageScan.pdf
> >
> > BC
>
> I just realised that this thread is in kubuntu and not ubuntu.
>
> However, I do not see how there would be a difference in the drivers for
> V300 between ubuntu and kubuntu except perhaps that the driver may have
> the *.rpm extension and not *.deb and that you would use something else
> other than nautilus (?konqueror) to install the 2 parts.
>
> BC
>
> --
> Sound that shatters silence is called noise. Sound that enhances silence is
> called music. Chinese proverb

I appreciate your help.  Kubuntu still uses .deb and other Debian style 
package management.  Not .rpm.

But, I'm looking at ordering the v300.   I saw that Epson supports, themselves 
through Avasys, Linux.  Canon gave me as an excuse for not supporting Linux 
the fact that people can modify the OS and would blame Canon for their 
scanners no longer working as a result.  I will be actively telling people not 
to buy ANY Canon product because of their deliberate non-support.

Basil, Thank you.

Mark

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