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Old 04-09-2010, 05:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy Epson Stylus SX205 scanner


I've got a Epson Stylus SX 205, user of openSUSE 11.2. Printer is working fine
with Gutenprint, but scanner is not working fine nor even at all.
I downloaded the proper file meant for openSUSE 11.2, iscan-2.24.0-4.i386.rpm,
everything has been installed properly without any problems or any dependency hell, but
when opening iscan (without or under root) I get the message from iscan:
Sending command to scanner failed. Check status of scanner.

Well, my scanner has been connected well, discovered well with sudo sane-find-scanner
and with other syntaxes.
But iscan gives this problem (see above) and XSane and Skanlite do not recognize any
scanner at all.

What could be the problem as the printer works fine?

Please advise, thanks.
 
Old 04-10-2010, 03:41 AM   #2
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Does iscan work as sudo ? If so, then it's a permissions issue, maybe you're not in the 'scanner' or other group.
 
Old 04-10-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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Indeed, iscan works now under sudo, how can I change this here in openSUSE/KDE?
Thanks for your advice.
Look forward to your reply.
Thanks again.
 
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Well, here's some possible ways:
http://forums.opensuse.org/archives/...oup-audio.html
http://en.opensuse.org/YaST/Modules/...oup_Management
 
Old 04-11-2010, 08:57 AM   #5
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Many thanks anyway, I found out on a Ubuntu site with the same kind of problem how to edit udev and another file as well, to make iscan work without sudo/root.
Of course for openSUSE some things were slightly different - we know, the different distros - (I have been studying Slackware in the past anyway, very interesting) but now the scanner is working perfectly.

Thanks again for your good advices.
 
  


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