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Old 07-31-2007, 06:45 AM   #1
nfriedli
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Epson 3490 scanner


Hi,

Everything was OK on Slackware 11.0, but there is a problem with 12.0. On 11.0, I didn't need an Epson *.bin firmware so
I comment # firmware /usr/share/sane/snapscan/your-firmwarefile.bin in /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf.

1/ My user is in the scanner group.
2/ bash-3.1$ sane-find-scanner -> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x0122 [EPSON Scanner]) at libusb:1:3
3/ bash-3.1$ scanimage -L -> device `snapscan:libusb:1:4' is a EPSON EPSON Scanner flatbed scanner
4/ xsane message error : [snapscan] download_firmware: No firmware entry found in config file snapscan.conf.

Does anybody knows how to make my Epson 3490 work without Epson binary firmware?

Thanks,
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Nicolas Friedli
 
Old 08-02-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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Since you say that you don't need the firmware, you apparently don't understand what it is.

The firmware is software that runs inside the scanner (not in the computer). Without the firmware, the scanner will not work.
 
Old 08-03-2007, 01:55 AM   #3
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Since you say that you don't need the firmware, you apparently don't understand what it is.

The firmware is software that runs inside the scanner (not in the computer). Without the firmware, the scanner will not work.
I know what a firmware is and the file /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf says "firmware". So the sane team probably "don't understand what it is"... With 11.0 it was possible to use my Epson 3490 without the Esfw52.bin Epson binary file ; the is not possible with 12.0.
 
Old 08-03-2007, 10:36 AM   #4
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You need to load the firmware file, which came with your scanner on the installation disk. Epson has decided that the firmware is proprietary and it can no longer be delivered with the sane software.
 
Old 08-03-2007, 12:28 PM   #5
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How look exactly your /etc/sane.d/epson.conf file?
 
Old 08-03-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
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You could always try Iscan. Its a small program from Epson that seems to work quite well with their scanners (at least my old 1650 photo anyways). There is a SlackBuild for it at SBo, although the current release is 2.8.0.

MagicMan

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