libsane-epson-perfection: Official Drivers for Epson Scanners
2014-10-05: libsane-epson-perfection is no more under development.
This page provides packages and features that could have problems to be installed on recent Linux systems.

Sane is a powerfull Linux tool that permits to use scanners. Unfortunately, the Epson Perfection 2580 scanner is not completely recognized by the drivers provided by Sane.

The libsane-epson-perfection packages provide the official Epson's Windows® drivers inside a Debian/Ubuntu package.

Supported Scanners

The supported scanners are described inside the following table. You are welcome to give feedback on not-tested scanners.

ModelConnexion TypePackageVersionStatus
Perfection 660usblibsane-epson-perfection-16703.0not tested
Perfection 1670usblibsane-epson-perfection-16703.0ok (thanks to Ian)
Perfection 2480usblibsane-epson-perfection-25803.0ok (thanks to Isaric)
Perfection 2580usblibsane-epson-perfection-25803.0ok
Perfection 3200usblibsane-epson-perfection-32003.0not tested

Automatic Installation with the Ubuntu Packages

The provided packages contain the Epson firmware. The installation scripts of the packages are copying the firmware files in the Sane folders for you.

Manual Installation of the Windows® Firmware

To add the support of the Epson Perfection Scanner in the Sane daemon you may install the Epson firmware from the Windows® drivers.

Install the Windows® Epson’s Firmware:

  1. from your Windows®’s installation, copy the file into the directory /usr/lib/epson-perfection/;
  2. edit the file /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf to provide the path to the new copied firmware.