Re: Setting up USB scanner
On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 10:45:40AM +0100, Erik Svensson wrote:
> lör 2005-01-22 klockan 23:28 -0800 skrev firstname.lastname@example.org:
> > Hi,
> > 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 ?
> > Thanks,
> > Ger
> 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
No, I do have /dev/usb which contains scanner0. So, I put into
[usb] 0x04b8 0x010f
but that doesn't seem to help any of the frontends to find the scanner.
Thanks for the suggestion, though.