I'm not sure which update did it, but without me doing anything my Epson
V33 is working again now on Ubunbu 17.10.
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Many 3rd party scanner drivers are broken by a sane change
Status in sane-backends package in Ubuntu:
Many scanners can no more be used since sane has changed something:
The 3rd-party plug-in the vendor provides as .deb package will still
install. But the scanner is no more recognized.
Scanners that are affected are(besides others):
- Epson Perfection V10
- Epson Perfection V1000
- Epson WorkForce GT-1500
- Brother MFC-8510DN
- Epson Perfection V33
It is to note that the probability that the scanner manufacturers fix
things others broke is below 100%.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: libsane1 1.0.27-1~experimental2ubuntu2
Uname: Linux 4.14.0-041400rc5-lowlatency x86_64
Date: Fri Oct 27 12:35:52 2017
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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