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What Image Scan! for Linux packages do I need to install in order to use my Epson scanner?

FAQ ID : LS00002
Created : 2009.09.14
Last modified : 2013.10.03

The Image Scan! for Linux software consists of several separate packages. You need to install at least two packages (three for some models) for a minimal configuration. The scanner driver download pages are divided into sections as shown below. For each section, download and install the packages appropriate for your system as indicated. Not all sections or packages listed below are available for all devices.

Required Packages => [data package] [core package]
Optional package => [network package] [image processing plugin package]


[Installation order of packages]

  • Normal model : [data package] > [core package]
  • Network supported model : [data package] > [core package] > [network plugin package]
  • Image processing supported model : [data package] > [core package] > [image processing plugin package]

[data package]

  • Install this package first, it is always required.
    1. For RPM based distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE, or Mandriva Linux
      Install the package listed under "RPM package"
      ex) iscan-data-*.**.*-*.noarch.rpm
    2. For deb based distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, or Linux Mint
      Install the package listed under "deb package"
      ex) iscan-data-*.**.*-*_all.deb

[core package]

  • Install all packages listed under the section appropriate for your system as indicated below.
  • Plugin/Interpreter packages are also listed here. If available, these packages are also required.

Distribution Download Section
Mandriva Linux 2009.0 or earlier[usb0.1+libltdl3]
Fedora 10 or earlier
openSUSE 11.0 or earlier
Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 or earlier
RPM (32 or 64) bit package

ex)
32bit : iscan-*.**.*-*.usb0.1.ltdl3.i386.rpm
64bit : iscan-*.**.*-*.usb0.1.ltdl3.x86_64.rpm
Mandriva Linux 2009.1 or later[usb0.1+libltdl7]
Fedora 11 or later
openSUSE 11.1 or later
SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
PCLinuxOS 2010.07
Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 or later
RPM (32 or 64) bit package

ex)
32bit : iscan-*.**.*-*.usb0.1.ltdl7.i386.rpm
64bit : iscan-*.**.*-*.usb0.1.ltdl7.x86_64.rpm
Ubuntu 8.04 or earlier[usb0.1+libltdl3]
Linux Mint 5 or earlier
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 or earlier
deb (32 or 64) bit package

ex)
32bit : iscan-*.**.*-*~usb0.1.ltdl3_i386.deb
64bit : iscan-*.**.*-*~usb0.1.ltdl3_amd64.deb
Ubuntu 8.10 or later[usb0.1+libltdl7]
Linux Mint 6 or later
Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 or later
deb (32 or 64) bit package [libltdl7]

ex)
32bit : iscan-*.**.*-*~usb0.1.ltdl7_i386.deb
64bit : iscan-*.**.*-*~usb0.1.ltdl7_amd64.deb
  • The above information is not a guarantee that the software will work on the indicated distributions
  • The software may work on other distributions/versions not listed above
  • On some distributions, an error occurs when attempting to install the software. Please see the FAQ for detailed installation instructions.
  • For information on the combinations of models and distribution versions that have been confirmed by us, see "Check OS of operation". Although combinations that are not listed in "Check OS of operation" may also work, they have not been confirmed by us.

[network plugin package]

  • This package is optional and only available for certain devices. Install it if you want to scan via your device's Ethernet or Wi-fi interface.
    1. For RPM based distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE, or Mandriva Linux
      Install the package listed under "RPM (32 or 64) bit package"
      ex)
      32bit : iscan-network-nt-*.*.*-*.i386.rpm
      64bit : iscan-network-nt-*.*.*-*.x86_64.rpm
    2. For deb based distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, or Linux Mint
      Install the package listed under "deb (32 or 64) bit package"
      ex)
      32bit : iscan-network-nt-*.*.*-*.i386.deb
      64bit : iscan-network-nt-*.*.*-*.amd64.deb

[image processing plugin package]

  • This package is optional to add some image processing functions and only available for certain devices. Install it if you want to use some image processing functions.
    • When selecting a package, please refer to the description of the core package.

If you're compiling from source you need both the core package (iscan) and data package (iscan-data) source tarballs. For details, please refer to README of each source package.