i can't get my scanner (epson pervection v39) to work under debian buster.

i downloaded the drivers from epson (the 64bit ones for my 64 bit system) and installed them without errors.

the scanner itself is recognized by os: lsusb: Bus 002 Device 019: ID 04b8:013d Seiko Epson Corp.

sane-find-scanner: found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x013d [Epson Perfection V39]) at libusb:002:019

but scanimage -L: No scanners were identified.

xsane and image scan both state, there is no scanner

Any hints what I could do? Thank you in advance.

  • Am problems with the Epson V39 in debian buster. You will find that running sane-find-scanner with sudo will find it but I still can't get it to work
    – cardamom
    Commented Sep 26, 2020 at 8:20

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the recent drivers version 1.3.28.x64 did not work, the obviously older iscan-gt-s650-bundle-1.0.0.x64 did.

bonus quest:

is there a possibility to assign one of the (hardware) buttons on the scanner to scan directly? (I only use it for documents, so the settings remain the same anyway)

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