Re: Setting up USB scanner
lör 2005-01-22 klockan 23:28 -0800 skrev email@example.com:
> I'm trying to wade through the process of getting USB working so I can use a
> hand me down Epson 1250 Photo USB scanner on woody system, with kernel 2.4.18
> that I've configured and compiled myself.
> I've been to backports.org for the latest versions of libusb, sane-utils,
> and assorted dependences.
> I can get sane-find-scanner to find the beast (vendorID 04b8, productID 010f
> at /dev/usb/scanner0, or libusb:001:002) but can't get any of xsane,
> xscanimage, scanimage, or the gimp (using xsane) to find the scanner.
> If I try
> $ xsane
> by itself, an info box pops up telling me "scanning for devices". After a
> couple of minutes I get "xsane: no device available"
> If I try
> $ xsane plustek:/dev/usb/scanner0
> the error "Failed to open device `plustek:/dev/usb/scanner0': Error during
> device I/O" is eventually returned.
> Even though this is an Epson scanner, I have been using
> /etc/sane.d/plustek.conf to try and configure it. A couple of web sources
> have pointed out that this particular model of Epson requires the plustek
> backend to sane, rather than the epson one.
> Any pointers on what I am doing wrong, or thoughts on what I should
> try next ?
I´ve got the exact same problem on my sarge-computer. I guess that you
too don´t have a /dev/usb directory but do have ./dev/usb.
As sane looks for /dev/usbscanner & /dev/usb/scanner it don´t find any
When I look at the file mtab I see that /dev is mounted as ./dev but don
´t know whitch bootscript to manipulate to fix this. It´s probably
something with makedev since that´s the script that creates the devices.
I don´t know if this is a bug or a new behavior that sane not implanted
yet in their code.
Hopefully someone can come up with a solution on this problem.