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  • 1. Navigate System/Administration/Synaptic_Package_Manager and log in as root, search p7zip-full, right-click and select "Mark for installation", then click the button "Apply" in Synaptic
    2. Open terminal & do the following:
    apt-get install xsane
    apt-get install simple-scan
    3. Search & copy file esfw41.bin from the Windows installation CD or download it
    4. Open terminal & do following:
    mkdir /usr/share/sane/snapscan
    cp /home//Desktop/esfw41.bin /usr/share/sane/snapscan
    gedit /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf (u can use any editor as ur choice) and at 4th line it has, firmware called
    /usr/share/sane/snapscan/esfw41.bin
    Note: if u don't have idea, then delete the line which begins with firmware and add this & finally save
    5. Again type the following terminal & add at the beginning of each line except of snapscan and save
    gedit /etc/sane.d/dll.conf

    Just open Applications > Graphics and use either Simple scan or Xsane to scan your photos and documents!
    Sometimes scanner is not found; don't worry, just wait for a while even a minute & replug the same and hope u will find it.

    Answered by rechil_colin
    3 years ago
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  • Answered by scott63
    3 years ago
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  • Hi Rechil Colin, Thanks for your reply. Had already got the firmware 'esfw41.bin' in the Downloads folder and also in the Sane folder under 'Simplescan' so presume I need to start at item 4.
    Having to 'feel' my way having been brought up on Windows so may have to enlist some local help.

    regards

    Answered by rubecula
    3 years ago
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  • Hi Rechil Colin
    Sadly, as with the other 'Solutions' tried, it didn't work.
    Your instruction (4), 'mkdir etc' produced a folder labelled 'usr.share.sane.snapscan' on a tab headed 'Root'. Clicking on this brings up the firmware 'efsw41.bin'.
    'mkdir /usr/share/sane/snapscan', enter, produces the answer "No such file or directory even though a folder has apparently been set up.
    Proceeding with the next instruction, 'cp home//desktop etc. etc. produced 3 separate answers :-
    (1)Could not find '/home/rubecula/cp'.
    (2)Could not find '/home/Desktop/efsw41.bin'.
    (3)Could not find '/usr/share/sane/snapscan'.
    Attempting a scan produces the answer 'Unable to communicate with scanner'. Herein, it would appear, lies the problem, one of a 'language' barrier.

    Regards

    Rubecula

    Answered by rubecula
    3 years ago
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