Getting Epson Perfection V370 Scanner fully working under Mint 19.1 MATE?

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Getting Epson Perfection V370 Scanner fully working under Mint 19.1 MATE?

Post by darkstrike » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:55 pm

Hi all - trying to help a lady set up her new Epson Perfection V370 scanner under Mint MATE 19.1 64-bit. I've done all of the following and reached a point where all scanning programs will recognized the scanner and successfully scan from the scanner's flatbed, but we receive errors when we try to scan from the scanner's top slide/film negatives 'Transparency Unit'. As she chiefly wants this scanner to be able to scan a large collection of old film negatives, having only the flatbed functioning is useless to her.

To date, to get to where I am now with ONLY the flatbed scanner portion working, I have done the following:

1. Just downloading and installing the correct Epson-provided drivers from here: http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... ch/?OSC=LX
...did not work.

2. I also installed everything to do with SANE from the Package Manager in case something important was missing.

3. I installed the Xsane scanning program as well (Simple Scan is already installed and Epson's Image Scan software was installed in Step 1).

4. I ran this Terminal command:

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sudo ln -sfr /usr/lib/sane/libsane-epkowa* /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane
...found here: viewtopic.php?p=1498713#p1498713 I also created a '/etc/udev/rules.d/79-udev-epson.rules'
file with the contents:

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# chmod device EPSON group
ATTRS{manufacturer}=="EPSON", DRIVERS=="usb", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="04b8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="*", MODE="0777"
...as described there as well.
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I'm not sure what else to try. Anybody have any ideas how to get the Transparency Unit to work for slides / film under Linux?

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