Re: [SLE] scanner quit working
From: Fergus Wilde (fwilde_at_chethams.org.uk)
To: email@example.com Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 09:10:42 +0100
On Monday 17 October 2005 23:22, Michael George wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 03:59:43PM -0500, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> > * Michael George <firstname.lastname@example.org> [10-17-05 14:50]:
> > > I have googled and not found anything so far. I see that
> > > /dev/usbscanner is still owned by me, but /etc/sane.d/epson.conf
> > > doesn't reference it anymore.
> > edit /etc/sane.d/epson.conf
> > #
> > # here are some examples for how to configure the EPSON backend
> > #
> > #
> > # USB scanner - only enable this if you have an EPSON scanner. It could
> > # otherwise block your non-EPSON scanner from being
> > # recognized.
> > #
> > usb /dev/usbscanner
> > make sure the last line is there
> I've tried it with that (my normal user is the owner of /dev/usbscanner,
> too) and that doesn't work, either.
> The only uncommented lines are:
> scsi EPSON
> and I've tried "usb", "usb 0x4b8 0x110", and "usb /dev/usbscanner". All
> of them give me "no devices found".
I've had similar intractable problems with an Epson Perfection 2450 Photo,
which used to work perfectly under former editions of SuSE. However,
something got changed somewhere and now it doesn't work. Various people
kindly tried to help, and I went through all the documentation, all the
YaSTing, all the editing of this file and that, and various people (not
necessarily the same various people) telling me that I must have some kind of
'weird' usb, that it 'ought' to work, or implying that I must have 'done
something' - but it isn't and it didn't, and I hadn't.
By all means hack about a bit more, because your problem may well not be the
same as mine, whatever it was. However, if you're stuck, download the trial
VueScan software from www.hamrick.com. If the trial version works, you know
you're onto a winner and it's then well worth paying them the few bucks for
the full version. It's highly competent software, and in my case 'just
worked.' If I remember rightly you get quite a few free updates from them
into the future.
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