I can't seem to edit my previous post, but after running ldd on the .so file I noticed that libusb-0.1-4 was missing. Installing that package (on top of the workaround in #80) made the scanner work for me.
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to sane-backends in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1728012 Title: Many 3rd party scanner drivers are broken by a sane change Status in sane-backends package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: 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%. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04 Package: libsane1 1.0.27-1~experimental2ubuntu2 Uname: Linux 4.14.0-041400rc5-lowlatency x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.1 Architecture: amd64 Date: Fri Oct 27 12:35:52 2017 EcryptfsInUse: Yes SourcePackage: sane-backends UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sane-backends/+bug/1728012/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp