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Old 05-11-2004, 06:36 AM   #16
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Thanks again for the quick reply. The stupid thing does not like it. here is the process.

debian:~# cd /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
debian:/usr/share/sane/gt68xx# cp sbfw.usb PS1fw.usb
debian:/usr/share/sane/gt68xx# ls
PS1fw.usb sbfw.usb
debian:/usr/share/sane/gt68xx# scanimage -L
device `gt68xx:libusb:002:002' is a Mustek BearPaw 1200 CU flatbed scanner
debian:/usr/share/sane/gt68xx# exit
exit
aristos@debian:~$ scanimage > test.pnm
[gt68xx] Couldn't open firmware file (neither `/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/PS1fw.usb' nor `/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ps1fw.usb'): No such file or directory
scanimage: open of device gt68xx:libusb:002:002 failed: Invalid argument
aristos@debian:~$
 
Old 05-11-2004, 06:55 AM   #17
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Ok, what are the permissions on the firmware files?
The following command will tell all,
Code:
ls -al /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
Also I noticed that there seems to be a firmware file listed at the SANE GT68xx Backend Homepage called PS1Dfw.usb for this model mustek scanner that you may want to try along with the latest release of the backend wich will be newer than the official sane backend.

[Edit: disregard the part about the firmware, t seems to be for a model called a '1200cu plus'. . .I wish these hardware mobs could come up with a more descriptive model name schema than just putting 'plus' or worse still '+' on the end of the old model.]

Last edited by Aussie; 05-11-2004 at 06:59 AM.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 09:03 AM   #18
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debian:~# ls -al /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 11 12:35 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 30 07:45 ..
-rw------- 1 root root 7792 May 11 12:35 PS1fw.usb
-rw------- 1 aristos aristos 7792 May 7 15:20 sbfw.usb
debian:~#
 
Old 05-11-2004, 09:04 AM   #19
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as fot the ' PS1Dfw.usb', could you tell me what to do. you know completely newbie with hardware setup. thanks
 
Old 05-11-2004, 04:56 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by tsitras
debian:~# ls -al /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
total 24
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 11 12:35 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 30 07:45 ..
-rw------- 1 root root 7792 May 11 12:35 PS1fw.usb <--AH HA!
-rw------- 1 aristos aristos 7792 May 7 15:20 sbfw.usb <--Ditto!
debian:~#
Change to the firmware directory again and do the following to change the permissions on the firmware files,
Code:
cd /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
chmod 755 PS1fw.usb sbfw.usb
Then try the scanner again.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 05:30 PM   #21
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Aussie thanks a million times. it works fine now.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 06:42 PM   #22
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Your welcome tsitras :-)
 
Old 05-14-2004, 01:13 AM   #23
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Here is a guide I found useful.
You have to edit gt68xx.conf file. Just follow the iinstructions.

http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/
 
Old 05-18-2004, 10:22 AM   #24
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Hi, I have just spent a good two hours today on the same problem.
I had to download the firmware from a German site (Meier-geinitz) which
has a lot of info. There is a man page under SuSE linux at least (man sane-gt68xx). The trick is to find your gt68xx.conf file, by default it should be in /etc/sane.d, and comment out the overide statement for the mustex 1200 UB plus. (If you are new, comment lines start with a #, deliting the # uncomments them.)
 
Old 05-18-2004, 10:26 AM   #25
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Whoops, I didn't see the second page of these posts!
 
Old 05-20-2004, 04:22 PM   #26
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fhwghads! My snapscan 1212u does the same I think. It no worky.

[root@localhost eanbowman]# sane-find-scanner

# No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x06bd, product=0x2061) at /dev/usb/scanner0
found USB scanner (vendor=0x06bd [AGFA ], product=0x2061 [SNAPSCAN]) at libusb:001:004
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

# Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports can't be
# detected by this program.
[root@localhost eanbowman]# scanimage -L
device `snapscan:/dev/usb/scanner0' is a AGFA SNAPSCAN flatbed scanner
[root@localhost eanbowman]#
 
Old 05-21-2004, 02:49 AM   #27
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Well, the output from sane-find-scanner and scanimage -L means that SANE
can see your scanner OK, so I imagine it's a firmware problem. I got my
MUSTEK 1200 UB plus to work ok, but the above site doesn't seem to deal
with your model. All I can say for now is that if you type in

Linux snapscan 1212u

into google, the top two entries look promising, and include where to download
firmware from
Linux snapscan 1212u
 
  


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