libsane-extras: epson perfection 4490 PHOTO doesn't work on amd64
After making sure that the epson 4490 photo is supported by linux (debian package libsane-extras, epkowa backend) I bought this fine scanner. Works like a charm on ... you know ;)
But on my debian lenny tp61 (Linux haktar 18.104.22.168gru #4 SMP Sun Nov 18 17:58:05 CET 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux) with 64 bit linux, I can't get the scanner to work. I followed the instructions in /usr/share/doc/libsane-extras/README.Debian, added myself to the scanner group and tried scanimage -L, but the scanner didn't appear.
lsusb shows the scanner:
markus@haktar:/usr/lib$ lsusb | grep -i epson
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04b8:0119 Seiko Epson Corp. Perfection 4490 Photo
lshal shows something about the scanner, too, mainly that the device is located at /dev/bus/usb/002/003
I straced scanimage but didn't find anything special. Maybe I overlook something. All I see is that the firmware, located in /usr/share/iscan/esfw54.bin isn't touched. Hmm....
I tried installing the packages from http://www.avasys.jp/english/linux_e/dl_scan.html without success. I tried to compile the sources, but the frontend will compile only for IA32.
As you can imagine, google didn't help me, neither. So I am out of ideas and have to double boot for the first time since almost 4 years. Have to get used to windows again :(
I hope that you can help me
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