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Old 08-04-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
linuxmorse
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snapscan 1212u not working in ubuntu 10.04


Hello,

I have downloaded every possible driver configuration from the official snapscan site.
But even under x sane (so called easy) nothing moves.
Message no scanner found.
What am i doing wrong?

Tnks,

For any possible answer.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 01:46 PM   #2
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You'll need a certain file from the Windows driver installation in order to get it work. This LQ Answer should help you out. The writer seems to have written it for Mandriva users, but it doesn't matter, because the only distribution-specific part is the installation of XSane, which you already have. Put short, you'll need to place the .bin file (which is mentioned in the instructions) to some directory where you'll find it, preferably system-wide, then tell Sane where it is by defining the file's path in a Sane configuration file. It's not difficult, but sure is something you won't be thinking in the first place.

Chances are you can download that file from the internet these days, but I'd vote against that, because you have no way of knowing if it's the original file or if somebody has modified it. If you own the scanner driver CD, you'll find the driver (for Windows) there, and can extract the file from there one way or the other. Installing the driver through Wine is one way. Another way is to use some software that can extract that one file right out of the driver installer.

I don't own that scanner model anymore, but when I did, instructions like that were nowhere to be found Luckily this has changed...

Last edited by b0uncer; 08-04-2010 at 01:53 PM. Reason: more precision
 
Old 08-20-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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Red face Snapscan

Quote:
Originally Posted by b0uncer View Post
You'll need a certain file from the Windows driver installation in order to get it work. This LQ Answer should help you out. The writer seems to have written it for Mandriva users, but it doesn't matter, because the only distribution-specific part is the installation of XSane, which you already have. Put short, you'll need to place the .bin file (which is mentioned in the instructions) to some directory where you'll find it, preferably system-wide, then tell Sane where it is by defining the file's path in a Sane configuration file. It's not difficult, but sure is something you won't be thinking in the first place.

Chances are you can download that file from the internet these days, but I'd vote against that, because you have no way of knowing if it's the original file or if somebody has modified it. If you own the scanner driver CD, you'll find the driver (for Windows) there, and can extract the file from there one way or the other. Installing the driver through Wine is one way. Another way is to use some software that can extract that one file right out of the driver installer.

I don't own that scanner model anymore, but when I did, instructions like that were nowhere to be found Luckily this has changed...
It seems to be that when i first start in win xp restart with Ubuntu that the scanner works ok.
All the other mentioned systems do not work.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 11:08 AM   #4
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It seems that if i first start in win xp log of and restart in ubuntu everything works fine for the snapscan scanner.
All the rest is nuts, nothing wont work.
Anyone an explanation for this ?
 
Old 08-20-2010, 12:08 PM   #5
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It seems that if i first start in win xp log of and restart in ubuntu everything works fine for the snapscan scanner.
That's because the scanner needs firmware to be loaded before it will work. Windows can do this, and then the scanner will work with linux until it is powered-off.

Linux can also load the firmware for the scanner, the link in b0uncer's post tells you how to do this, but as you are already runing windows, find the file "SnapScan 1212U_2.bin" on your win computer and copy it to your linux filesystem. Rename it as SnapScan1212U_2.bin so there is no space in the filename then carry on with the instructions from here:
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Copy the file SnapScan1212U_2.bin (as root) to:

/usr/share/sane/snapscan/

You will probably have to create the snapscan subdirctory........
 
  


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