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lmuserx4849

Epson Perfection V600

Post by lmuserx4849 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:11 pm

I was looking at the Epson Perfection V600. I was just checking out their Digital ICE technology.

I went to sane backends and it says it is not supported, but had a comment "supported by the umax backend rebadged UMAX Astra 1200S". I went to the Epson web site and it said, "Epson does not provide support for Linux drivers." I know vuescan appears in this forum, so I checked it out and it says it is supported. Is vuescan the route to go? It's difficult to tell, how much of the features are built-in the scanner, and how much is in the driver and other software. I wouldn't want to lose the Digital ICE feature if I go this route.

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Epson make a driver for the Epson Perfection V600

Post by pdc_2 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:36 pm

so to hardware manufacturers, "support" seems to mean; being willing to spend hours on the telephone to someone; Epson do make a driver for your V600

if you go here http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02 ... ae38ffc60f and ACCEPT you can download the appropriate version; I assume you are using MInt and if you click whatever version you are using; and if it is 32bit or 64bit, and if you SAVE the download, you should end up with a tar.gz package;

If you happy to use a terminal the commands would be

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cd Downloads

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tar -zxvf iscan-gt-x820-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb.tar.gz

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sudo dpkg -i iscan-gt-x820-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb
and that should install the package

lmuserx4849

Re: Epson make a driver for the Epson Perfection V600

Post by lmuserx4849 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:46 pm

pdc_2 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:36 pm
so to hardware manufacturers, "support" seems to mean; being willing to spend hours on the telephone to someone; Epson do make a driver for your V600

if you go here http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02 ... ae38ffc60f and ACCEPT you can download the appropriate version; I assume you are using MInt and if you click whatever version you are using; and if it is 32bit or 64bit, and if you SAVE the download, you should end up with a tar.gz package;

If you happy to use a terminal the commands would be

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cd Downloads

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tar -zxvf iscan-gt-x820-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb.tar.gz

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sudo dpkg -i iscan-gt-x820-bundle-1.0.1.x64.deb
and that should install the package
Yes'em, using LM. Thank you.

I didn't quite understand the link on the original v600 info page... no driver, but go to this link. Then I still don't know if a user will get all the functions of the scanner, or just a bare minimum, so does it pay to get that particular scanner if running LM. It seems you have to buy it to find out what works and doesn't :-(

How do we get manufacturers to make drivers for their hardware? I keep watching System76, hoping as they start doing more in-house, that maybe something will change, maybe in combination with Dell.

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Re: Epson Perfection V600

Post by pdc_2 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:49 pm

I didn't quite understand the link on the original v600 info page.
You need to click the ACCEPT button; then you get to see the options; you see Package Download Page; again, click on that; and from there you select which version of Mint you are using: I am guessing it is 64bit mint

(If I had clicked the ACCEPT button; and quoted that link; you would most likely NOT have been able to see it; as it somehow links only to my computer; it seems: .... so you need to press the ACCEPT button for yourself!

You say
How do we get manufacturers to make drivers for their hardware?
......... I can't understand this; Epson provide a driver for the V600 .........

I had never heard of Digital ICE before: https://www.epson.eu/en/viewcon/corpora ... s/index/37 I have just used scanning for much simpler purposes;

https://files.support.epson.com/htmldoc ... eatr_3.htm I see they say it is hardware-based; but from this post https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1706667 7yrs ago, it seems only VueScan will work; it is a very well regarded programme; with excellent support; for a very good scanner; being used for high-end use; surely worth supporting with VueScan; you can constantly contact them for support

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