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Old 03-08-2005, 06:01 AM   #1
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Lexmark X73 and libusb


Hi,
I've tried to use the scanner of my Lexmark X73 without success. As I have a kernel v2.6 installed, I must use libusb, not a kernel module. The problem is, sane-find-scanner seems to detect it quite well, according to this:
Quote:
# No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x043d, product=0x002d, chip=GT-6816) at libusb:001:007
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

# Not checking for parallel port scanners.

# Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
# can't be detected by this program.

# You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
# found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
# necessary.
Unfortunately, scanimage tells me it has found no scanner at all (and so does xsane). I've the latest versions of sane-backends and libusb installed, gt68xx is enabled and oslo3071b2.usb is at the right place.
Does somebody have a clue?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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Do a search for Lexmark anything on this site and you will quickly learn that although populating the shelves at Wal-Mart quite noticieably, Lexmark products are POORLY supported on Linux. Not for lack of initiative on our part but due to an apparent lack of interest by Lexmark.

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Old 03-09-2005, 04:32 AM   #3
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The problem is, I've managed to make it work with an older kernel (but 2.6 still), but I've had to reinstall after a hard disk crash and I don't remember how to proceed. In my opinion, it has something to do with libusb and the way sane communicates with it more than the product itself.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 11:13 AM   #4
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works with libusb-0.1.10a (... if someone does care about it)
 
  


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