Sunday, April 20, 2008

Installing Epson Perfection 660 USB Scanner in Ubuntu 7.10/8.04

Unfortunately Ubuntu did not autodetect my scanner but the installation was trivial.

  1. Obtained the driver file from
  2. Unzip the file. The file we need is TAIL_061.BIN (which is inside /DATA/BIN inside the zip file). Put this file in /usr/share/sane (or anywhere you please) and give read permission to all (chmod a+r /usr/share/sane/TAIL_061.BIN as root)
  3. Edit /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf and change following line. (do as root)
     firmware /usr/share/sane/snapscan/your-firmwarefilefirmware


    firmware /usr/share/sane/TAIL_061.BIN.bin

  4. Plug the USB cable
  5. Start xsane (type xsane in a terminal or find the program from the menu)
  6. Thats it!

Friday, April 4, 2008