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Old 03-14-2004, 02:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy scanner module in kernel 2.6.3 and 2.6.4

Since I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.3 I couldn't use my usb scanner, Minolta DIAMAGE Scan Dual III. The 'scanner.ko' module disappeared in kernel 2.6.3 and higher viersion. My scanner worked fine with 'scanner' module but now it disappeared in kernel 2.6.3 and 2.6.4 version. I don't know why and if there is any alternative driver.
Dose anybody know what module I have to use now ?
Distributions I have tried are Mandrake 9.2 Power pack and 10.0 Community Download edition. I am not using SANE but using Vuescan, a film scanning software.

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Old 03-17-2004, 02:45 AM   #2
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well I do not exactly remember the modules however it is supported for sure. Just give a time to menuconfig ann read the help carefully

wish you best luck
Old 03-28-2004, 05:50 AM   #3
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scanner module in kernel 2.6.3 and 2.6.4

No, USB scanner in kernel V 2.6.2 it was marked as 'obsolete' and in V 2.6.4 it is no longer an option and a module named scanner.ko is not generated anymore. The document in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/usb/scanner.txt doesn't help here. 'libusb' is the tool of choise but can't find man-pages or any other document in the net.

'sane-find-scanner' fond an usb-scanner (it's an Epson 2400 Photo) but 'scanimage -L' doesn't.

I put an entry: 'options scanner vendor=0x04b8 product=0x011b' in my modules.conv and since I don't use 'devfs' in the kernel I executed 'MAKEDEV' and all /dev/usb/scannerx do exist. Still no cure!

Can somebody help me with libusb? What went wrong?

Old 03-30-2004, 05:12 PM   #4
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the 'scanner' module is obsolet since 2.6.3, you must use 'libusb' !

but, in my case, ther's a problem with 'libusb': I only can use scanner as root, the problem become of permision of /proc/usb/.../...

I don't know how properly resolve this proble.

if anybody knws ...
Old 03-31-2004, 02:02 AM   #5
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this link may help:


Happy scanning.

Old 04-11-2004, 04:01 AM   #6
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Thanks for that link! I now have my HP ScanJet 5200C scanner working with my 2.6.5 kernel in my Slackware 8-base system!



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