In Ubuntu, it's recognized as:
Bus 003 Device 014: ID 04b8:011f Seiko Epson Corp. Perfection 1670
To install it easily in Ubuntu 12.10 GNU/Linux, you can use this deb pacakge:
For earlier Ubuntu versions, you can use the traditional method by hand. See:
You can easily scan documents with it with the program Xsane (http://ww.xsane.org) in UBuntu repos. Excellent software!