Re: Setting up USB scanner
On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 09:11:37PM +0100, Bram Mertens wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 13:57 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 10:57:20AM +0100, Joan Tur wrote:
> > > Es Diumenge 23 Gener 2005 08:28, en email@example.com va escriure:
> > > | 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 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"
> > > Does the user belong to the plugdev group? If not, try again after adding
> > > it ;)
> > I don't appear to have such a group on my machine
> > bash # grep plugdev /etc/group
> > bash #
> > and nothing relevant seems to be owned by the group
> > bash # ls -ld /dev/usb/scanner0 /etc/sane.d/ /etc/sane.d/plustek.conf
> > crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 180, 48 Mar 14 2002 /dev/usb/scanner0
> > drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 3072 Jan 22 23:52 /etc/sane.d
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2968 Jan 22 23:21 /etc/sane.d/plustek.conf
> Try changing the group of /dev/usb/scanner0 to 'scanner' and add
> yourself to that group. I needed this on my PC...
I can't even get "scanimage -L" to find the device as root:
bash # sane-find-scanner
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x010f) at /dev/usb/scanner0
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x010f, chip=LM983x?) at libusb:001:002
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.
bash # scanimage -L
No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
so I'm sceptical about this being the source of the problem.