Epson Flatbed Scanner, 64 bit Ubuntu Drivers

October 1, 2009

I just bought an Epson V500 photo flatbed scanner….works great with Ubuntu x64….the 64 bit drivers in .deb pkgs can be scored here (click the ‘English’ button, then scroll to the bottom and pick your epson scanner):

http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/scan/DL1.do

install both debs, in the order listed:

DEB 64bit package [libltdl7] (for Ubuntu 8.10 or later)

iscan_2.21.0-6.ltdl7_amd64.deb
iscan-plugin-gt-x770_2.1.1-2_amd64.deb

A scanner program, Image Scan!, will show under Graphics in your gnome menu; launch it and scan away !

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Asus EeePC – eeeXubuntu

June 23, 2008

Here is the link for those that might not be aware of it. I’m thinking of getting an EeePC in the near future:

http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ubuntu:eeexubuntu:home

My current notebook is an Asus C90s.  An EeePC would be just the ticket for mobility/internet for short jaunts.