I got a brand new computer and would like to use Ubuntu 64 bit tried 13.10 for a month and got stuck with getting my Epson ME-301 scanner to work. Now 14.04 is released, I gave another try but did not succeed.
First checked at SANE project that my printer is supported by epson2,
I followed the instructions guiding me to epson download center
and got the drivers for both the printer and scanner i.e.
epson-inkjet-printer-201204w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb this didn't work.
epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.4.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb this got the printer to print
I installed the scanner files in the below sequence .. data, iscan by double clicking the deb file
iscan-data_1.27.0-1_all.deb iscan_2.29.3-1~usb0.1.ltdl7_amd64.deb iscan-network-nt-*.*.*-*.amd64.deb
Read the Ubuntu help page here
Edit the file /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
run sudo sane-find-scanner found USB scanner (vendor=0x0bda [Generic], product=0x0129 [USB2.0-CRW]) at libusb:002:005
sudo scanimage -L
device `epkowa:usb:002:002' is a Epson ME-301/XP-200 Series flatbed scanner device `epkowa:usb:002:005' is a Epson (unknown model) flatbed scanner
read the man page of
sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/dll.conf to uncomment (remove the # in front of usb) sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf and epson2.conf to enter the line usb Vendor product number from sane-find-scanner
xsane 0.998 frontend
after a long pause there is a device selection page
CLicked OK and it showed
failed to open device 'epkowa:usb:002:005: Access to resouce has been denied
used simple scan nothing moved
I'm getting desperate and feel bad about trying to switch to Ubuntu from windows. It sucked weeks of my time and still can't get the scanner going. Otherwise it'll be a perfect switch. Maybe I'll try dual booting next.
Really would appreciate any help to get my Epson ME-301 scanner to work