Re: [opensuse] Scanner help [Solved]
- From: Koenraad Lelong <k.lelong@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 08:09:06 +0200
Johannes Meixner schreef:
On May 4 15:25 Koenraad Lelong wrote (shortened):I have an Epson Perfection 2450 Photo scanner. It's connected via firewire. It used to work fine with older Suses using xsane. Recently I installed OS 11.2 64bit. I had to install xsane 32 bit, because the "driver" is 32bit.
It's a puzzling situation. I am certain at some point in my tries, I got a message I needed to use xsane 32bit to be able to use the scanner. So I installed that, which didn't solve my problem. So I asked this list.
the Epson Perfection 2450 with USB vendor and model ID 0x04b8 0x0112
(see the "lsusb" output if your scanners ISB ID is really the same)
should be supported both by the native SANE drivers "epson" and "epson2".
In YaST you may have to use the search function to search for "2450"
to get all such models with all available drivers listed in
a more convenient way.
Ths scanner is connected to firewire, so I did lsscsi :
[10:0:0:0] process EPSON GT-9700 1.05 -
When I setup the scanner via yast, all seems OK. But xsane can't detect the scanner. When I do scanimage from the command-line (probably with some parameters) I do get something on the screen (a huge number of garbage-charachters) and the scanner moves it's scanning head.
First of all "scanimage -L" must display your scanner.
Also YaST runs "scanimage -L" to show accessible scanners.
If this does not happen, SANE (more precisely: the driver)
is not able to access the scanner and then neither scanimage
nor xsane can work with the scanner.
scanimage -L :
device `epkowa:/dev/sg9' is a Epson Perfection 2450 flatbed scanner
As a "normal" user I did "scanimage > test".
"file" revealed : Netpbm PBM "rawbits" image data
So I tried to open the file with an image viewer, and I saw the page
that was in my scanner. So the scanner can be accessed, only xsane can't
access the scanner.
I looked in the software-setup and I saw that all relevant software is
64bit. Since skanlite, a sane-front-end and 64bit, was installed, I
tried that and it worked.
I removed the 32bit xsane and installed the 64bit version. Now
all is working fine.
I don't know why my initial setup advised me to install 32bit xsane.
Everyone thanks for your input.
Met vriendelijke groeten,
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