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Old 03-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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scanner drivers for ubuntu


I have just started with ubuntu and I have a fairly old epsom printer three in one . It prints fine but it does not recognise the scanner . Is there any way of finding the drivers or should I just look for asimople flat bed scanner and if so is there any that are particularly recommended
pt printer is an epsom stylus dx7000f
 
Old 03-04-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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Google turns this up -->http://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/epson_stylus_dx7000.html

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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I am a newbie too, and I've got comparable scanner problems: if I try to scan with Simple Scan, it gives me an error saying it can't connect with the scanner.
My scanner is an Acer ScanPrisa 340U.

sane-find-scanner got me:
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a5 [Color], product=0x2022 [ FlatbedScanner 13]) at libusb:003:005
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

scanimage -L then gave
No scanners were identified.

lsusb got me:
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 04a5:2022 Acer Peripherals Inc. (now BenQ Corp.) Prisa 320U/340U

I checked here: http://www.sane-project.org/sane-backends.html#SCANNERS
and got
Benq (Acer): 340U USB id 0x04a5/0x2022 Status:Good

But no scanning for me...

I then installed XSane, plugged in the scanner and ran XSane, but I got (approximately; excuse my English translation):
"Couldn't find the scanner 'snapscan:libudb:003:008':
Wrong argument."
So still no scans...

I then looked around a bit more on the Internet and found the free trial version of VueScan (free trial version means that your scans are watermarked which of course makes the free version unusable).
When I start it up, it recognises my scanner. Then I close VueScan and start up XSane, and... XSane suddenly recognises the scanner too, so I can make my scan. Till I turn off the scanner and put it on again: no recognition by XSane anymore. I first have to run VueScan again to make XSane recognise the scanner.
A very bizarre detour to get my scanner working...
I would be happy if someone could suggest a better way...

Last edited by Yann; 03-28-2012 at 04:55 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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Yann,

Did you install the fireware file called for? The file name is
Quote:
u34v110.bin
Its called for at this link -->http://snapscan.sourceforge.net/

BTW, you should have opened your own thread. The only people likely to see this is the original poster, and myself.
 
Old 03-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #5
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Hello Cliff,
Thanks for your advice.
I copied the u34v110.bin from the installation cd into /usr/local/bin, then opened snapscan.conf in /etc/sane.d and edited the firmwareline to
firmware /usr/local/bin/u34v110.bin
and saved.
But in opening xscan I still get the 'snapscan:libusb:003:002' Invalid argument-error, while the terminal tells me:
[snapscan] Cannot open firmware file /usr/local/bin/u34v110.bin.
[snapscan] Edit the firmware file entry in snapscan.conf.

Which, I think, I just did...

Any ideas how I can solve this?

Yann
 
Old 03-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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You might try loading the firmware manually. There is a perl script on http://snapscan.sourceforge.net/ to allow you to try loading manually. Beyond that, no other ideas, other than to check any changes you made for accuracy.

The reason I suspected firmware in the first place was because the scanner worked if you used Vuescan first. Once firmware is loaded, it should stay there until you power the device off.
 
Old 03-30-2012, 01:55 AM   #7
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Hello Cliff,
I will try it asap.
Thanks,
Yann

Last edited by Yann; 03-30-2012 at 05:34 AM. Reason: Stupid question - will first try it out myself...
 
Old 03-30-2012, 11:08 AM   #8
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Hello,
I tried it out but to no avail...
Will open a new thread in the newbie forum, as you suggested.
Thanks again for your help,
Yann
 
  


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