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Old 11-19-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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Can't get usb scanner to work in MEPIS


I have plugged my Epson Perfection 610 USB scanner into my MEPIS 6.0 box but am unable to scan with it. This scanner is supported by the Epson backend.

# sane-find-scanner
finds the scanner at libusb:003:002

# scanimage -vT -d epson
moves the scanner head.

# scanimage -L
never returns anything, but uses 100% of the CPU.

$ kooka
never shows a window on the screen.

This problem is essentially the same as
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=scanner+usb
which was never answered.

Has anyone gotten an Epson Perfection 610 or newer USB scanner to work with MEPIS 6.0?
 
Old 11-19-2006, 09:46 PM   #2
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Perhaps you could try:
scanimage -d "epson:/dev/sda1" > image.pnm

Hopefully you have checked out the manpage for scanimage already (man scanimage). Your device may be "/dev/sda2" or something else entirely. I don't use USB very much :(
 
Old 11-19-2006, 10:20 PM   #3
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Sepero,

Thanks for the quick reply.
# scanimage -d epson > image.pnm
does indeed work.

# scanimage -L
never completes (and takes 100% CPU). This may explain why Kooka never appears. (It may be trying to get a list of scanners using scanimage -L in the background.)

Can someone help me get scanimage -L to work?

- TSloth
 
Old 11-22-2006, 12:05 AM   #4
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Epson Perfection 610 scanner works in MEPIS

$ scanimage -L
works now.

Kooka works now too.

Alas, I didn't write down all the things I tried to get it to work, but here is some useful info:

See
http://kooka.kde.org/
http://www.sane-project.org/docs.html
http://www.sane-project.org/man/sane...scanner.1.html
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Scanner-HOWTO/testing.html

The SANE developer's message board at:
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/
... which contains these helpful hints for scanimage:
"Please show us scanimage -L again with an additional:
export SANE_DEBUG_DLL=255
If it freezes on a backend other than umax, you can disable it in dll.conf."
I used the command above, then "scanimage -L", and saw that scanimage was hanging while trying to access a scanner I didn't have. I edited several of the configuration files in /etc/sane.d to disable scanners that I don't have.

Hope this helps someone!

- TSloth
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:18 AM   #5
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Thanks for your reply TSloth, hopefully it can help others.
 
  


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