[sane-devel] epson 1200 usb hangs
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 20:23:35 -0400
Ok, I think part of my problem may have been my own stupidity, but only
partly and it still doesn't explain everything.
I was getting my instructions from
and they have a list of vendor and product id's. 0x04b8 and 0x0104
respectively for the perfection. When I was running modprobe, I was using
the 0x prefix for the numbers, as they appeared in the table of instructions.
And that worked fine earlier. Today when I tried it, I eliminated the 0x
prefix and it worked a lot better. I had assumed that the 0x prefix was
required to indicate that the numbers being passed were hex based. Plus, it
worked pretty well. Until it didn't. ;)
Tonight it was hanging on me, but when I ran modprobe and removed the 0x
part, it worked. I've been scanning at 600 dpi with no problems. I haven't
tried 750 dpi yet, mainly because 35-40 megs per file is large enough for me
at this time. When I get the dvd burner, then I'll really make some big
And I've found out that when it does hang, I shouldn't use xkill to kill
xsane. I should shut off the scanner first, wait a few minutes for xsane to
generate an error. If I kill xsane, I can't get the scanner back, but if I
shut it off first, I can re-run modprobe and get the scanner back.
Thanks to all those people who offered suggestions. I really appreciated the
And thanks to the developers for some good software.