I have a v500 scanner, but it doesn't show up in simple scan. I've turned it off and on a few times to see if that was the problem. Here is the usb information:
Bus 002 Device 008: ID 04b8:0130 Seiko Epson Corp. Perfection V500 (GT-X770)
If your scanner doesn't work with
It is worth explaining in detail which packages to choose as the download site is quite confusing. As noted in the comments by JoZ3 the preferred site is now the Epson download centre rather than the old Avays site.
After you click accept on the driver download page for your model (V500 in this case), there are a lot of confusing options as detailed below:
1) Selecting the packages
In all cases choose the
You need both the data and the core packages, as noted by the FAQ.
However, it is also very important to note that if you are using an Ubuntu version that is 8.10 or higher (which mostly everyone is), you must choose the deb file that contains
Referring to the above screenshot, for a 32 bit system you would thus choose the following packages for your scanner:
If you want the additional plugin (
You may also want to select the user guide for
2) Installing the Packages
Now locate your downloaded files and use
3) Running the Program
Now it's probably best to logout and login again and then switch your scanner on and go to the menu to find the
(The example below is from another one of my scanners set up in the way described above.)
This page has the Scanner Software (might have to answer a few questions) that should work for your scanner. It is offered in 32 and 64 bit versions. Look at the web-page. Scroll to Perfection V500 PHOTO data package and download and install the 1 .deb file.
Next scroll to Perfection V500 PHOTO core package and select the proper .deb file for your current system. Download and install.
Next: Log-out and back in or restart your machine. Once logged back in go to> applications menu and find the "Image Scan" application, should be under Graphics.
I got it working in Precise 64bit by installing the 3
These are the ones I used for the V500: