How I got my Epson 4490 scanner to work

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ron_jeremy
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How I got my Epson 4490 scanner to work

Postby ron_jeremy » 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.

MENU > PACKET MANAGER > SETTINGS > REPOSITORIES

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

Image

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.

Image

Happy scanning :D
Cheers,

RJ

Mint as lone OS on Macbook Air

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Re: How I got my Epson 4490 scanner to work

Postby emorrp1 » 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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