How I got my Epson 4490 scanner to work

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How I got my Epson 4490 scanner to work

Postby ron_jeremy on Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:37 pm

I am using an Epson 4490 in Gloria 32-bit. I don't know if this will work on x64, & I don't know if other Epson scanners will work though it seems likely that scanners from a similar Epson "family" will. The repositories are not mine, but belong to DoctorMo, & member of the Ubuntu forums that helped me get my 4490 working in Ubuntu. The process is slightly different for Mint.


Add the following two lines as seen here in my screenshot:


Open up a terminal & run the following command:

sudo apt-get install iscan iscan-plugins

Restart your computer & turn on your scanner. Now go to MENU > GRAPHICS > Image Scan! & you should see a similar screen.


Happy scanning :D


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Re: How I got my Epson 4490 scanner to work

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:18 am

Excellent! now if more hardware was supported ootb we'd be on a roll.
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