[sane-devel] Epson 1640 usb stopped working with Mandrake kernel upgrade

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Sat, 29 Dec 2001 20:27:17 +0100


On Sat, Dec 29, 2001 at 01:51:35AM -0800, sane@michael.mailshell.com wrote:
> I upgraded my kernel from 2.4.12 to 2.4.16 and now my Epson 1640su (usb) 
> no longer works. The icon for Xsane comes on when I turn on the scanner, 
> and the entire machine locks solid if I power down the scanner. Does 
> anyone have any idea what is causing and/or any fix besides downgrading the kernel? The usb system does work as I can use my PQI travel flash card writer. 

There's a bug in the kernel USB scanner driver that may freeze your
system. Update to kernel version 2.4.17. Or update the scanner driver
from http://www.jump.net/~dnelson/linux/usb/ .