[sane-devel] Umax Astra 3400

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Thu, 19 Dec 2002 11:35:28 +0100


On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 11:53:16PM -0600, Kiran wrote:
> I'm pretty new to the Linux Scanner world but I'm trying to ween myself
> off of photo shop and illustrator as much as can be blah blah blah, but
> the scanner thing is a huge deal since I do have to scan things on a
> regular basis. Well long before I even thought of really doing graphics
> work on Linux I bought an Astra 3400 (Umax). I've seen that it seems to
> be supported in theory under USB but it doesn't register as a scanner

You mean it is not detected by the kernel scanner driver? In this
case, tell the scanner driver the ids of the scanner:

rmmod scanner
modprobe scanner vendor=0x0001 producr=0x0002

For 0x0001 and 0x0002 you use the values you got from

> Astra 3400 (PID of "0x0060" from "sane-find-scanner -f") 
> RHL 8.0 
> plustek.conf is stock except for the addition of the vendor/product
> codes

Check that the device entry is correct. Usually it should point to
/dev/usb/scanner0. Use the device printed by sane-find-scanner. And
check the permissions.

If it still doesn't work, turn on debugging:

SANE_DEBUG_PLUSTEK=255 scanimage -L