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Re: [SLE] Re: Recommended Flatbed Scanner Under Linux?
On Sun, 2002-10-13 at 18:29, doc wrote:
> Just did a site search at as well as looking at
> drivers and downloads for several models of scanners -- best I can
> determine Epson offers nothing for Linux. Are they buried somewhere
> that their site search cannot locate when "linux" is specified?

It is kind of hidden. Looks like they have the general Epson site
( and then the company site (

Here is the link.

Unfortunately, it seems that Epson violated the GPL, but they are
working on the problem. Looks like Epson supports OpenSource and would
like to rectify the GPL problem.

> > I have been using an Epson 610 usb for a long time with Linux and SuSE
> > (7.2 and 8.0) picks it up and configures it without problems. The SANE
> > backend is used.
> > I use XSane and GIMP with the sane plugin.
> > HTH
> It is terrific news that the needed features are intact under Linux, even
> if Epson neglects to publicize this on their site.
> Time to go an get a new scanner!
> Thanks! doc

Hope you can get as much joy out of your scanner as I do. :-)

I just hope Epson get their licensing sorted out soon, as I like their
products and it would be great if they can expand their OpenSource
support and contributions.


Andre Truter
Software Engineer
Registered Linux user #185282
ICQ #40935899 AIM: trusoftzaf

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