Re: scanner stop working after update
>Rainer Kluge wrote :
> Enrique Morfin schrieb:
>> My system is sid.
>> The scanner is epson perfection v100 photo
>> It was working flawlessly (with iscan).
> Which backend do you use: the one provided by the official Debian libsane-extras
> package or the one from the Avasys proprietary packages (iscan,
> iscan-plugin-gt-s600)? I had similar problems with the V200 and solved by
> installing the Avasys packages. Which was a pain because they are in conflict
> with libsane-extras.
Hi, this is what apt-listchanges sent me a few days ago :
"sane-backends-extras (126.96.36.199) unstable; urgency=low
Starting with sane-backends-extras 188.8.131.52, the epkowa backend for EPSON
scanners is no longer provided. It was no longer possible to
satisfactorily support this backend inside Debian after the iScan!
2.10.0 release, due to a number of issues that could not be resolved or
Users relying on this backend should now use the Debian packages
provided by Avasys/EPSON for i386 and amd64, available at
(switch to english, follow the Linux driver link or search for Linux
driver, follow the scanner link then fill out the form).
-- Julien BLACHE <email@example.com> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:46:14 +0100"
This might not be unrelated to your problem. What is a real pain in the
neck is that you can't find an avasys package for amd64 for all scanner
models (the older ones), iscan compilation isn't trivial and it's
conflicting with libsane-extras (as stated previously by Rainer Kluge).
I had to compile iscan on a $buntu amd64 system, and there
libsane-extras isn't a dependency of libsane, which makes things a bit
The choice of a good scanner for linux users just got trickier... :-(