Thursday, August 10, 2017

Linux -- Getting the Epson ES-200 to work

It's a portable scanner that I reviewed.

In my review, I mused who even uses scanners these days?  Anyway, getting it to work on Linux was a killer.  Epson has the president's nephew write the drivers.  You look at the script and you wonder if Grade 5 could do better.  I eventually got it working by using their generic program, configuring and compiling.  It needed a zillion new libraries, so I must have done 'make' a dozen times.

Anyway, it's super-fast and if you deal with paper input, then it's great.  The stupid advertising has the print to the front, but it only scans print to the back.

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