Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H
The source code is on there, just choose "others" for OS, then it will let you download the source code.
Got it, built it, installed it. Although the doco says it needs the non-free libraries (which are built only for i386) a hint in the NEWS file suggested that it might work for non-86 architectures. And indeed it built without a hitch.
However, problem not yet solved.
No scanners were identified.
still finds it.
BTW, as a printer, it works well, so the hardware is OK.
I feel sure that all I need is to fiddle some configuration file somewhere, but where I don't know. I have fiddled with /etc/sane.d/dll.conf, commenting out all backends except initially epson and now epkowa. And I have made epkowa.conf refer to the usb.
And I doubt if the problem is in sane. When I run "scanimage -L"
the kern.log reports
Aug 15 15:57:14 localhost kernel: usblp0: removed
Aug 15 15:57:14 localhost kernel: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 3 if 1 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04B8 pid 0x083F
which is the correct identification of the scanner, so someone is doing something. But what?