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Running the Epson Perfection 3490 Photo scanner with sane
The Epson Perfection 3490 Photo scanner (product web site) is supported by sane, using
Installation is straight forward, it is simple, provided that
sane is installed,
it is a Linux-only solution, but the following:
may occur: Error
[snapscan] Cannot open firmware file /usr/share/sane/snapscan/your-firmwarefile.bin.
[snapscan] Edit the firmware file entry in snapscan.conf.
The firmware is on the driver installation CD that comes with the
scanner it is located the file - that's what had to be guessed, at
least I didn't find it in any documentation:
/cdrom/ESCAN/ModUsd.cab (this is an M$ Cabinet
Extract it with
cabextract, move it to the appropriate
$ mv Esfw52.bin /usr/local/share/sane/snapscan/
In the config file
just add the line
near the top. The
# Epson Perfection 3490
should be ok.
usb 0x04b8 0x0122
If you are in the group
scanner (and maybe
saned) you can
xsane and scan.
It is possible to run the scanner without the firmware file being located on the Linux file system, if it has been used with the proprietary driver (under a proprietary OS) before, but this is not a persistent solution as the scanner obviously forgets its firmware during a power cycle.