Driver for an old scanner

Can anyone suggest where I can get a driver for my oldish Epson Perfection 1204U scanner.The supplied disk will not load and Epson can’t help.

Cheap scanners that work with Linux are in very short supply … the HP all-in-one’s work well, but apart from that I’ve an Epson V300 but I can’t make it work under Linux. Unfortunately, many of the companies who make cheap scanners are the very companies who seem to be trying quite hard not to support Linux … (Epson, Lexmark etc …)

There doesn’t appear to be much information about using the 1204U in Linux online.

But you might want to take a look at this… don’t know if it will help, but worth a go

You will need to change the manufacturer and product ID strings… you can get this by entering:


into a terminal

also… you don’t say which distro you are using… if it’s Ubuntu, you will find rc.local at
and not
as in the above article.

And make sure you have xsane installed.