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Old 08-01-2007, 08:20 AM   #1
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sane or usb problem


This is either an xsane or a usb problem that's why it's here.

I have a Mustek Scan Express 1200 UB Plus scanner which used to work great in Suse. When i switched to Mepis 6 it didi not work but I used the same configuration details in GT86xx.conf and installed ps1fw.usb in the correct directory and xsane and kooka can now see the scanner albiet as a Bearpaw scanner.

The problem is it wont scan and I get the error "Failed to start scanner - Device Busy" If I try an immediate rescan the error message changes to "Failed to start scanner - Invalid Argument".

I have tried altering various things but nothing has had any effect.

Has anyone any ideas on what I can try next?

Old 08-01-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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I have the following script for scanning:
xsane gt68xx:$(sane-find-scanner | grep GT-6801 | sed -e 's/.* at //')

Try this, and maybe try
strace -f -o log xsane gt68xx:libusb:...
sane-find-scanner | grep GT-6801 | sed -e 's/.* at //'
will help you filling dots. log will contain some data on system calls that failed.


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