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simes

Joined: 29 Sep 2007
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Location: Cheshire, UK

PostPosted: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 06:53    Post subject: Re: Epson V330 scanner  

rcrsn51 wrote:
simes wrote:
Hello John

Who's that?

>> Sorry, I was confused by the private message system! Your PM to me (thank you for it) appeared to come from 'John'. Looking at it again, I see now that they all come from John Murga's id!

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Yes, I am using the epkowa-2.26.0.pet. I tried editing /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf as you suggest. (I also edited /etc/sane.d/dll.conf and added "epkowa" at the end of the file, as advised up-thread.)

I'm confused. If you are actually using the epkowa-2.26.0.pet, it would have automatically updated the dll.conf file. Are you sure you got the right package?

>> Yes, it was 2.26.0. I noticed afterwards that it updates dll.conf and that my own edit wasn't needed.

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With the change to epkowa.conf, xsane no longer reports 'no scanners found' but unfortunately it crashes after about 20 seconds.

I will post a new package.


Thank you for doing this so quickly. I have installed 2.26.2 but sadly it produces the same result. At the first time of trying, xsane reported 'no devices found'. Then I spotted that the entry for 0x0142 was missing from epkowa.conf so I added that; now I get the same result as with 2.26.0, namely that xsane closes after 20 secs, and iscan hangs. (Puppy Package Manager does confirm that iscan_epkowa-2.26.2 is installed!) Would you mind taking another look at it, please?

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 07:03    Post subject:  

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Would you mind taking another look at it, please?

Unfortunately, there is nothing else I can do. This package is built from the official Epson sources recommended for your model. It runs correctly on my Workforce 320 printer/scanner, so I know that the driver is basically good.

[Edit] See below for the fix.

As a general rule, xsane will run even if the file /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf is missing because it detects the scanner other ways. If you need to add your unit to epkowa.conf, that suggests that the driver really isn't designed for your V330, in spite of what Epson says.

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simes

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 07:09    Post subject:  

Thanks for the reply. Maybe there is something strange about my Lucid installation. I will build a virgin 5.2 system and try installing the software there. I know the hardware works (from testing on W*nd*ws).

Edit: Tested your 2.26.2 package on an unmodified Lucid 5.2 system with the same results. It's starting to look as if the Epson driver is faulty, as you suggest. Oh, b*gg*r! Back to booting my emergency W*nd*ws system for this one.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 08:06    Post subject:  

The other possibility would be to use a big-boy distro like Ubuntu and install your scanner from the appropriate packages here
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 09:35    Post subject:  

Update
Your Perfection V330 needs another package, attached below. It must be installed AFTER the two main driver packages epkowa-2.29.1.5.pet and iscan-2.29.1.5.pet.

You do NOT need to add any lines to the file /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf
esci_interpreter_perfection_v330-0.0.1.pet
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Filename  esci_interpreter_perfection_v330-0.0.1.pet 
Filesize  153.92 KB 
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simes

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 09:55    Post subject: V330 working on Ubuntu 10.04  

Thanks for the idea - I have a (rarely used) Ubuntu 10.04 install so have tried installing there. After several attempts this worked. I had to install SANE 1.0.14 (I stupidly assumed at first that SANE was a pre-req to XSANE, but it isn't), and the Epson driver installation requires that SANE is installed before the driver without explicitly making it a dependency. Then I got similar errors to my Lucid Puppy install - couldn't communicate with scanner, etc. I then realised that the third file on the Epson drivers page (esci-interpreter-perfection-v330_0.0.1-1_i386.deb) is a plug-in specifically for this printer. With the plug-in installed, ImageScan talks to the printer, but not without. Would you advise trying to install the plug-in on Lucid Puppy?

EDIT: Just seen your Update! We have been working on this in parallel, I think. Thanks for your help. Will try the plug-in on Puppy.

2nd EDIT: Tested the esci-interpreter-... PET on Lucid Puppy 5.2 and it works, thank you. The V330 now works on ISCAN and also on XSANE (though startup on both is very slow - as it is on Ubuntu). And ISCAN can be started as a plug-in from GIMP. Many thanks to rcrsn51.

One footnote however for anyone else who is considering this scanner. The Linux drivers (or possibly the Linux interface apps) are lower function than the W*nd*ws ones, much as I hate to say this. In particular the clever manipulation of transparencies and negatives that can be done in the Epson W*nd*ws app (e.g. scan a strip of 6 negatives, separate them into 6 images automatically, adjust the contrast and brightness of each individually during the scan) isn't available. The W*nd*ws drivers don't work under WINE, unsurprisingly, so some functions are just going to mean booting that emergency W*nd*ws system.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Mar 2011, 19:00    Post subject:  

That's good news! I should have trusted Epson to have a working driver. Wink
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The Linux drivers (or possibly the Linux interface apps) are lower function than the W*nd*ws ones,

Unfortunately, that's true with many printer/scanner units. But it's a far cry from a few years ago when it was a real crap-shoot to find a printer supported by Puppy. Now you can go into any computer store and find lots of models that will give you at least basic functionality.

BTW, here's a trick for making your scanner start faster. Open the file /etc/sane.d/dll.conf and delete all the entries except for your model.
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sandlynx

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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2011, 12:45    Post subject: NX215 all-in-one
Subject description: Got scanner working! But....
 

I first edited the /etc/sane.d/dll.cong file and uncommented the "epson" entry. (Note: I am running Wary 5.)
I then installed epkowa-2.26.0.pet which is supposed to work well in Peasyscan.
It kind of works in Peasyscan. It will scan the image, but the images do not save to the file I specify, and when I close file manager and go back to take another look at the image, it's gone! It didn't save to the specified location. It did--at first try--save to /root/. I closed file manager and took another look at /root/ for the image and it had also disappeared!
I then tried Xsane, and it works for me beautifully. Scans the image, saves to the specified location and prints it out too (through mtPaint image editor but not through Viewnior image viewer).
Thank you so much for the person who wrote this file (epkowa-2.26.0.pet). I really appreciate having an all-in-one that does all it's supposed to. As yet I don't know if 'Print Photo' or 'Index Sheet' works since I don't yet have an SD card to test with.
Maybe I got the instructions backwards? Anyhow, it's scanning and I'm happy. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2011, 13:32    Post subject:  

Glad to hear that you got your NX215 scanning.

If you go back to the Avasys site, you will see the second scanner package named iscan-2.26.3-1_i386.deb. If you install it, you can run your scanner using Epson's Iscan program.

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/root/.

If you are using a "dot" in the filename, you are declaring it to be a hidden file. Maybe that's why you can't find it. Just type a name like "scan.png" in the file box without specifying a path, and see what happens. The file should be saved to /root by default.

Also, are you clicking the Save button in the main Peasyscan screen?
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Wed 14 Sep 2011, 23:36    Post subject:  

First , I want to thank jamesbond ,MU and Caneri for providing the source and dotPET for --version 2.19.0 .

Now 2andahalf year later I have to say , that the dotPET works good on MacPup_Foxy3 with the Epson Stylus SX410/415 ScannerPrinter .

I could not get the source to compile , because of a dozen symbols not being able to link in at the end .

It really needs the epkowa entry in the dll.conf file with the entry
usb 0x04b8 0x0851

obtainable by `cat /proc/bus/usb/devices` with output as
P: Vendor=04b8 ProdID=0851 Rev= 1.00
S: Manufacturer=EPSON
S: Product=USB2.0 MFP

I did not comment 'epson' and 'epson2' .

Against Xsane Iscan seems to work also more than one scan with the usblp and the usb-storage module loaded . On Xsane I got an IOerror the second scan and the dmesg commad told Xsane wanted to use the port but it had been claimed by usblp and after `rmmod usblp` the same happened with 'usb-storage' . After I rmmoded that kernel module also , Xsane could work several scans in a row .

Iscan is more simple , but offers me
+ a much larger amounts of dpi to choose from .

Disadvantages are
- 'Xdialog -filesect' , that does not offer to create diirectories .
- it seems not to have a gray scan possibility
- it has no picture GUI to work with the scanned image after the real scan had been done .

This is just the first impression and I will report more some day .
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2011, 07:54    Post subject:  

Karl Godt wrote:

It really needs the epkowa entry in the dll.conf file with the entry
usb 0x04b8 0x0851

That's true with all the Epsons I have tested, despite what the epkowa.conf file says. The epkowa-2.26.4.pet posted above contains an epkowa.conf with the full set of vendor/product IDs.

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Against Xsane Iscan seems to work also more than one scan with the usblp and the usb-storage module loaded . On Xsane I got an IOerror the second scan and the dmesg commad told Xsane wanted to use the port but it had been claimed by usblp and after `rmmod usblp` the same happened with 'usb-storage' . After I rmmoded that kernel module also , Xsane could work several scans in a row .

I have tested iscan/xsane/epkowa with numerous Puppies, including Macpup-525 and cannot duplicate this problem. I suspect that it has something to do with USB handling in Macpup Foxy. Be aware that some units need to be rebooted when switching between scanning and printing mode.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Sep 2011, 11:08    Post subject:  

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I suspect that it has something to do with USB handling


You are right I guess , because I think so , too .
Kernel is 2.6.30.5-01SEPT09-TICKLESS-SMP .

On one installation after adding many many pkgs for compiling , xsane does not work with the sanner : does not detect it at all . This made me trying to compile newer sane and xsane , which succeeded more or less . At the end it did not work also - I suspect libusb somehow , which I may once have recompiled or installed again from debian , perhaps because of the dev-pkg .
I also tried to compile the gimp-plugin for xsane , because Mpup_F3 has got gimp-2.6.3 pre-installed and the xsane from debian also comes without the gimp-plug-in , as far as I can see , but i did not succeed with that either . Compiling gimp additionally turned out to be a huge task .


rcrsn51 , your both dotPETS do work on Macpup_F3 frugal also , after I installed libieee1284 : http://packages.debian.org/lenny/libieee1284-3 .

As far as I can see , the Iscan-User-Interface-GUI and its tools had not changed (much?) .
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PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 15:43    Post subject:  

To set up an Epson Perfection V30/V300 scanner for Peasyscan/Xsane/Iscan:

1. Install the epkowa-2.29.1.5.pet and iscan-2.29.1.5.pet from Page 1.

2. Install the esci_interpreter_gt_f720-0.1.1.pet attached below. It MUST be installed AFTER the packages in #1.

3. You do NOT need to add any lines to the file /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf
esci_interpreter_gt_f720-0.1.1.pet
Description 
pet

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Filename  esci_interpreter_gt_f720-0.1.1.pet 
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Jun 2013, 10:46    Post subject: Epson Scanner V300
Subject description: works with peasyscan and with image scan
 

many thanks to rcrsn51 - it works on slacko puppy 5.3.3
great work. No need to load winxp anymore
Axel
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Krishnamurti Naskar


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 11:45    Post subject:  Epson TX 121 All-in-one printer  

maybe orig. post is about TX100.
still i couldn't help posting about TX121.
if anyone wanna know about TX121,
please follow this--

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=79230

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