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rksprst 02-08-2005 07:55 PM

help with scanner

so i installed xsane

this is what i get when i do scanimage -L

[root@toshiba-user alex]# scanimage -L
device `artec_eplus48u:libusb:001:003' is a Artec E+ 48U USB flatbed scanner

but when i try to run xsane, i get the following error:

anyone know what is causing it?


rksprst 02-10-2005 04:34 AM

anyone? plzzz

bunnadik 02-10-2005 05:50 AM

Try 'cat /proc/bus/usb/devices' and look for your scanner.
My Epson info is

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=ff MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=04b8 ProdID=010c Rev= 0.01
S: Manufacturer=EPSON
S: Product=Perfection640
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 2mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
Look at the T: entry and notice the Dev#= number
Using that do a 'ls -la /proc/bus/usb/001/DEVNUMBER' (in my case ls -la /proc/bus/usb/001/002)
and see who's the owner. chown that to your user and it should work.

There probably is a "proper" way of doing this (and I have no problem in 10.1 OE) but you could
add a chmod entry to /etc/rc.local to make it work in the future.

- Peder

rksprst 02-10-2005 06:23 PM

I changed the permissions, but it still didn't work..

hmm..maybe its better in the hardware forum? i guess more hardware then mandrake question..
so can a mod plz move the questions there, thanks

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