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using an image scanner

Epson Perfection V600 Photo

This scanner is not supported by SANE1, but there is a proprietary Linux driver packaged with the Image Scan! for Linux software.

For Kubuntu, download the deb package, unarchive the archive file with the .tar.gz extension, navigate into the unarchived directory, and run the installation script with ./


At some point, Kubuntu made a change that broke compatibility with Image Scan! for Linux, seemingly related to a naming change of the libsane library to libsane1.2 For Kubuntu 17.10 “Artful Aardvark” and Kubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver”, a workaround is to add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:3 deb artful-proposed restricted main multiverse universe. Use sudo apt-get update, sudo apt install libsane1, sudo cp /usr/lib/sane/libsane-epkowa.* /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane/. Then use sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/79-udev-epson.rules to create 79-udev-epson.rules, and add the following content to the file:

# chmod device EPSON group
ATTRS{manufacturer}=="EPSON", DRIVERS=="usb", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="04b8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="*", MODE="0777"