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Old 07-11-2005, 04:40 AM   #1
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No module for scanner?


I have a usb scanner Epson Perfection 2480 PHOTO, it works perfectly at windows, but at Linux I have a problem.
As I understand,I need the scanner module to make device working properly. But in menuconfig I see only one thing related to scanners: "Driver for Microtek Scanmaker X6 USB scanner".
Is this a driver for all scanners, or where can I get normal driver?
 
Old 07-11-2005, 08:43 AM   #2
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Have a look at the SANE website, your scanner is supported

http://www.sane-project.org/cgi-bin/...n+3480&bus=any
 
Old 07-11-2005, 11:29 AM   #3
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Module "scanner" only works with the 2.4 kernel. If you're using the 2.6 kernel, you need to set up your scanner with libusb (see here )

Have you already run "sane-find-scanner" to configure your scanner?
 
Old 07-12-2005, 01:15 AM   #4
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My scanner is supported, here is the output from sane-find-scanner
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found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x0121 [EPSON Scanner]) at libusb:001:003
  # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
  # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.
The backend for my scanner is snapscan. In /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf I have found lines for my scanner. What should I do to make it working together? xscanimage still says that there is no scanner installed

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Old 07-12-2005, 02:34 AM   #5
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In snapscan.conf make sure that the line under the name of your scanner is not commented out. It should be something like: usb 0x04b8 0x0121

Save the file and make it executable. No other files in /etc/sane.d should be executable, only snapscan.conf

Run scanimage -L and see if the scanner is recognized. (You may need to reboot before)
 
Old 07-12-2005, 06:59 AM   #6
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Originally posted by mdg
In snapscan.conf make sure that the line under the name of your scanner is not commented out. It should be something like: usb 0x04b8 0x0121

Save the file and make it executable. No other files in /etc/sane.d should be executable, only snapscan.conf

Run scanimage -L and see if the scanner is recognized. (You may need to reboot before)
I made all as you say, but there is no effect.
As I can understand, my system sees the scanner but does nothing =\.
Here is the output from dmesg:
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 1-1: new device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-1: default language 0x0409
usb 1-1: Product: EPSON Scanner
usb 1-1: Manufacturer: EPSON
usb 1-1: hotplug
usb 1-1: adding 1-1:1.0 (config #1, interface 0)
usb 1-1:1.0: hotplug
uhci_hcd 0000:00:11.2: port 2 portsc 01ab,00
hub 1-0:1.0: port 2, status 0301, change 0003, 1.5 Mb/s
hub 1-0:1.0: debounce: port 2: total 100ms stable 100ms status 0x301
 
Old 07-12-2005, 08:18 AM   #7
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First, post the result of "lsmod" and "cat /proc/filesystems | grep usb".

Go to /proc/bus/usb. You should have two directories (amongst others) there, one called 001 and one called 003. Make all files in those directories readable and writable

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Old 07-13-2005, 03:42 AM   #8
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Great thanks to you!
After I changed permissions in /proc/bus/usb it started to work.

Linuxquestions.org is the best site! Thanks again
 
Old 07-13-2005, 05:12 AM   #9
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Glad you got it working
 
  


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