I'm new to Ubuntu. I installed 12.04 64bit, PC is working great, but I can't get my scanner to work.

I tried to 'just scan' with simple-scan, but I got the following error

"error: no scanner detected, please check your scanner is connected an powered on"
But the Scanner is powere on.

I use an Epson perfection V200 photo scanner via USB.

  • Can you provide some more details? How did you try to install them? Any error messages?
    – jpetersen
    Jun 19 '12 at 6:22
  • I git my printer to work, took a few printer reboots, until the name came up.
    – Alexander
    Jun 19 '12 at 10:40
  • scanner still doesn't work. it's a Epson perfection V200 photo, connected via usb. I tried to 'just scan' with simple-scan, error: no scanner detected, please check your scanner is connected an powered on, and it is
    – Alexander
    Jun 19 '12 at 10:45
  • This site works better when there's one post per issue, can you ask a separate question about your printer if it's still an issue? Jun 19 '12 at 17:36

I found this thread where others had trouble installing that scanner. It looks like you need to download the drivers off the manufacturers webpage, this FAQ may be helpful in explaining what packages you need, it looks to me like you will need these three packages:

  • Data Package under "deb package"

  • Core Packages under "deb 64bit package [libltdl7] (for Ubuntu 8.10 or later)"


Once you have them downloaded, you should just be able to double click on them and Ubuntu Software Center will open and ask you if you want to install them.

I hope this helps.


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