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18th August 2016, 03:02 PM
So, I've been knocking my head against this particular wall in my quest to go Linux-only at home.
My Epson 3170 scanner simply refused to work with Fedora.
After much reading of forums, manpages and other articles I finally got the blasted machine to work! :)
So, for my fellow newbies out there, I give my step-by step howto

- First you'll need the package iscan-firmware

sudo dnf install iscan-firmware

- Now install SANE

sudo dnf install sane*

- get the drivers from Epson's site : http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX

- go to the folder where you downloaded iscan and do
sudo dnf install iscan*.rpm

In my case there were no 64 bit drivers available, so using dnf all the 32 bit compatibility dependencies were also installed.
After all this turn on your scanner and do a
sudo sane-find-scanner to check if your scanner is found.
Iscan finally works! :dance:

18th August 2016, 08:43 PM
Thank you for the informative post. Other people may find this useful for a long time.


19th August 2016, 10:43 AM
agreed, as such would you mind if it was moved to the Guides and Solutions section?

24th August 2016, 08:09 PM
Not at all. :)

24th August 2016, 10:55 PM
thanks, I'll do it then because it will get swamped in this section in no time at all