[sane-devel] 2.4.16 freeze on opening /dev/usb/scanner0

Oliver Schwartz Oliver.Schwartz@gmx.de
Wed, 12 Dec 2001 20:00:40 +0100

> > However, I seem to have run into an unexpected problem. Whenever I try
> > to access /dev/usb/scanner0 (or /dev/usbscanner) it freezes my entire
> > system.
> Same here with the plustek backend (for my Mustek Bearpaw scanners). I
> don't have this problem with 2.4.10. Since 2.4.13 the kernel freezes.
> I haven't tested 2.4.11 and 12 yet. I don't know, what's wrong.


it seems the scanner driver in recent kernels is broken. There is a bugfix 
from David Nelson available (http://www.jump.net/~dnelson/linux/usb/), but I 
haven't tried it yet.