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Beckfield
post Dec 24 2008, 10:57 PM
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Hi all,

I have an Epson Perfection 2450 scanner.

My system:
Kubuntu 8.04, and the scanner is connected by FireWire.
XSane and xsane-common 0.995-1ubuntu1
libsane 1.0.19-1ubuntu3

I'm having a difficult time getting SANE to recognize the scanner. When I run XSane as a regular user, it cannot detect the scanner. If I run it as root, it detects the scanner, but misidentifies it as an Epson GT-9700. If I accept this and go on to the UI, and try to Acquire Preview, it reports "Failed to start scanner: Error during device I/O. I have tried connecting the scanner via USB as well, but that also fails. I don't care which interface I use, so if one is simpler to get working, I'm fine either way.

I would appreciate any advice. If there is any other system information I can provide that will help, please let me know what it is, and how to get it. I'm very experienced with DOS and Windows, but my Linux experience is not very deep; I'm not much beyond a rookie with Linux. I don't mind getting into configuration files, as long as I know where to find them and exactly what to do with them.

Thanks for any help.

Oh, I should mention that the scanner works under Windows, so I know the scanner is probably not broken.

PS - I've been trying to add the output of dmesg to this, but it keeps complaining that the message is too long. What is the size limit? Can I attach a text file?
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michaelk
post Dec 26 2008, 10:04 AM
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Could not find much information. There are some sane epson drivers but according to the website it is no longer being supported. The site just says to use
whatever comes with the distribution.

http://www.sane-project.org/lists/sane-mfgs-cvs.html#Z-EPSON
http://www.sane-project.org/man/sane-epson.5.html
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- Beckfield   Scanner help needed   Dec 24 2008, 10:57 PM
- - michaelk   Could not find much information. There are some s...   Dec 26 2008, 10:04 AM
|- - Beckfield   QUOTE (michaelk @ Dec 26 2008, 07:04 AM) ...   Dec 26 2008, 03:54 PM
- - Beckfield   Someone in another forum provided the following li...   Dec 26 2008, 06:31 PM
- - michaelk   Well done   Dec 27 2008, 06:23 PM


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