Fedora + Epson V200 scanner

Getting my Epson V200 scanner to work with Fedora has, in my experience, been kind of hit and miss with each version. Managed to get it to work a few years ago with Fedora 8, and then it stopped working again for a while with subsequent upgrades.

With Fedora 18, I managed to get it to work again installing a couple of iscan-* packages, but with the upgrade to Fedora 19, only the iscan-firmware package was left, with no evidence of the other iscan package I thought I had installed.

A little bit of searching got me the packages I needed to install though.

  • Install iscan-firmware and sane-backends from the Fedora repos
  • Find the driver and software for your Epson unit at http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule. In my case I was looking for the Epson V200 Photo scanner software and downloaded these:
    • iscan-2.29.1-5.usb0.1.ltdl7.x86_64.rpm
    • iscan-data-1.23.0-1.noarch.rpm
    • iscan-plugin-gt-f670-2.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm
  • Install in this order
    • iscan-data-1.23.0-1.noarch.rpm
    • iscan-2.29.1-5.usb0.1.ltdl7.x86_64.rpm
    • iscan-plugin-gt-f670-2.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm

The order of the last two packages (iscan and iscan-plugin-gt-f670) may not matter, but iscan-data needs to be installed before the other two. After that, I was able to scan again by running iscan at a terminal window.