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Old 04-23-2001, 12:47 AM   #1
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Hi there

I've bought an EPSON Perfection 640 USB scanner but can't get the driver loaded. If I compile USB support into the kernel (not module) the kernel picks up the correct scanner but tells me
"usb.c: USB device 5 (vend/prod 0x4b8/0x10c) is not claimed by any active driver."

There is also no entry in the /proc/bus/usb/devices and drivers file.

How can I get a driver associated with the scanner to start using it?

Can anyone help please.
Old 04-23-2001, 01:30 AM   #2
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Try the SANE package found as a rpm on the following adress:


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