Unsolved Scanner Problem
Problem: USB Scanner locks up (does not reset?) after one or two scans.
Disconnecting the usb cable and reconnecting it solves the problem for
another couple scans.
The system is Etch with a 2.6.18 kernel compiled from the Debian source.
The problem was first encountered several months ago with an Epson
Perfection 2400 Photo scanner using Xsane. After numerous attempts to
solve the problem and postings to the debian users list, the xsane users
list and the sane backend support I decided the scanner was failing and
purchased an Epson Perfection V100 Photo scanner. Same problem with the
new scanner. Whats more, when the old scanner was connected to a
Windows box it worked perfectly.
I gave up. I don't do a lot of scanning. That's why a bought an El
Cheapo instead of an Xsane recommended scanner. So I have been muddling
by for months. Its been particularly awkward as I must use iscan with
the V100 and it seems to be preset for the wrong page size.
Thinking about this I have concluded that it is not the scanner, it is
unlikely that its the sane backend (Iscan uses the sane backend so it is
in play for both scanners), it is unlikely that both Iscan and Xsane
have the same fault, it is unlikely that it is a udev/usb problem as I
have not seen myriad postings on the Debian user's list, so the problem
must be with the kernel I complied.
Does any one have any idea what I might have done wrong?