Thursday, September 13, 2012

Install an Epson 3490 Photo in Ubuntu 12.04

Picked one up for $3.00 and here is how to install it.... Let me know if I forgot anything.

Download and extract the following file to your home directory...

go to a command prompt

sudo apt-get install sane libsane-extras simple-scan
sudo cp ~/Esfw52.bin /etc/sane.d
sudo nano /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf

At the top, add the line
 firmware /etc/sane.d/Esfw52.bin
Uncomment the following line

 /dev/usb/scanner0 bus=usb

type (control)-o (enter) and (control)-x to save and exit

test it in simple scan... Good Luck..



Kenneth J. DeVries said...

E: Unable to locate package simple-sane

Anonymous said...

replace simple-sane by simple-scan

apt-get install simple-scan should do the trick.

Stephen Liu said...

Your steps work for me here. Thanks

Stephen L