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Install a scanner in debian (and problem solving in general)

In fact, installing the scanner in Debian wasn’t too difficult in the end. After quite a bit more Googling, I found an installation guide for Debian, the “backend” for my scanner and the correct firmware. More here

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  2. Comment by Simon — February 23, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Keywords: Debian squeeze scanner Epson Perfection V330 Photo iscan drivers installation
    I was wondering many hours(days) about which scanner work with linux.
    Then I found this website http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html
    First I check which scanner drivers work with Debian Squeeze and which hardware is available in local supermarket.

    My chose was Epson Perfection V330 Photo scanner
    Before buying anything I just test driver installation with my Debian squeeze installations.
    1)Downloading Debian Lenny version packages iscan_2.26.1-3.tar.gz iscan-data_1.6.0-0_all.deb and esci-interpreter-perfection-v330_0.0.1-1_amd64.deb
    from http://www.avasys.jp
    Source file package iscan_2.26.1-3.tar.gz because there was not debian package for squeeze.

    2)Install package cdbs libsane-dev libltdl7-dev libgtk2.0-dev libgimp2.0-dev libxml2-dev
    Because dpkg-buildpackage command ask them.
    I used Synaptic package manager for those package installation.

    3)Unzipping and untar the source package.
    gunzip iscan_2.26.1-3.tar.gz
    tar xvf iscan_2.26.1-3.tar

    4)Creating Debian package.
    cd iscan-2.26.1 directory
    dpkg-buildpackage
    I got error message:”dpkg-genchanges: error: cannot read ../iscan_2.26.1-3.ltdl7.dsc: No such file or directory”
    I don’t know why but just in case I run again command
    dpkg-buildpackage
    Now I get only warning message:”dpkg-buildpackage: warning: Failed to sign .dsc and .changes file”
    So what?

    5)Installing driver package.
    Login to root (super user) by typing su in command line.
    Then typing three command.
    dpkg -i iscan-data_1.6.0-0_all.deb
    dpkg -i iscan_2.26.1-3.ltdl7_amd64.deb
    dpkg -i esci-interpreter-perfection-v330_0.0.1-1_amd64.deb

    Everything seems okay when I open Synaptic package manager.
    No error message not any broken package.
    Then I made decision to buy the hardware from local market.
    What I had to do was only connect the scanner usb cable.
    Open Gimp and select menu File-Create-Scanning(iscan) or xsane or quiteinsane or whatever.

    I think in file /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf should be lines?
    usb
    scsi
    I think in file /etc/sane.d/dll.d/iscan should be line
    epkowa

    Happy end.
    Deleting windows7 from my hard disk and recycle the windows-only scanner :)
    Now I am very happy Linux newbie and I like to share this :)

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