[sane-devel] Epson GT5000 parallel port scanner - yet again

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Wed, 5 Sep 2001 06:03:48 -0400

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Christian Bucher's new address is:

You have to configure the file epson.conf in either /etc/sane.d or
/usr/local/etc/sane.d - depending on where Caldera puts the Sane
config files. Christian's site has configuration information.

Karl Heinz

On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 10:38:50AM +0100, Tony Lindop wrote:
> Hi,
> Apologies for raising this subject yet again, but earlier messages in
> this forum or other Linux news groups are lacking in detail or the
> quoted links are now dead.
> The often quoted URL defining the Epson GT5000 set up was:
> http://www.vernetzt.at/~bucher/Epson/Epson.html=20
> This site no longer exists! Does anyone have a backup copy of this page?
> I am using Caldera Open Linux 2.4 eDesktop, based on Kernel 2.2.14, with
> an Authentic AMD PC using the AMD K6/2. This system detects the Epson
> supplied ISA parallel port card at /dev/lp1 during the Linux Kernel boot
> process, but shows no sign of detecting the Epson scanner, which is
> always powered up before booting Linux. An Epson printer at /dev/lp0 is
> always detected during Kernel boot. Swapping parallel port connections
> makes no difference. The scanner is not detected either way.
> SANE 1.0.1 then cannot find any scanner when "find-scanner" or
> "scanimage" is run.
> I am fairly new to Linux, so how do I force the Kernel to detect the
> scanner or set up SANE to detect the scanner on the parallel port?=20
> Thanks=20
> Tony
> --=20
> Tony Lindop
> Farnborough, Hants, UK
> e-mail: tony.lindop@ntlworld.com
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Karl Heinz Kremer                                  khk@khk.net
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