[sane-devel] Epson GT-8200U: "Could not send command to scanner"
Sat, 6 Jul 2002 03:38:40 -0700 (PDT)
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For anybody wondering what could have been possibly wrong with my GT-8200U
not working under Linux, I ended up trying it under Windows as well...and
it didn't work there, either. Turns out there was a mechanical defect,
and I called up my retail store and they quickly swapped it for a new
Works perfectly under both *nix and Windows now. Heheh.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions, anyway. ;-)
On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Steve Frampton wrote:
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> Thanks for the tips. Replies to your questions are in-line...
> On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Karl Heinz Kremer wrote:
> > Did you upgrade your system to Red Hat 7.3? If so, try this:
> > rpm -e --nodeps sane-backends
> > rpm -ivh sane-backends-1.0.7-6.i386.rpm
> > (you need the sane-backends-...rpm file from your distribution).
> I'm running 7.2 and am not able to upgrade to 7.3 at this time (booting
> with the Red Hat 7.3 boot.img or bootnet.img diskettes just give me the
> error, "Not a boot diskette. Please insert a boot diskette and try
> again"). However, I did install the usblibs and sane packages from the
> 7.3 distribution CD's by hand:
> I also have installed:
> > Which version of Sane are you using?
> > Do you have any other USB devices that work?
> I recently ripped out my PS/2 mouse and plugged in a USB optical mouse.
> It was plug and play, basically.
> > Do you see any messages on the console that could be related to the scanner?
> Nothing came up on the console...
> > Is your Linux distribution using USB hotplugging?
> Ermmm, no idea. ;-)
> > What permissions are on the /dev/usb/scanner0 device file?
> I also did an attempted scan in debug mode:
> export SANE_DEBUG_EPSON=128
> xscanimage > /tmp/scan.log 2>&1
> The result was a long scan.log file showing lots of diagnostic material
> (all successful), some "warm up" messages, some "expected xyz, got xyz"
> messages (ie. all matched), and then "fatal error" as the very last line
> of the file. :p
> Anything else I should check into?
> Thanks again...
> > On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 08:48:29AM -0700, Steve Frampton wrote:
> > > Hello:
> > >
> > > After looking at several scanners and rejecting those whose
> > > manufacturer's are too stupid to support Linux, I just purchased an Epson
> > > GT-8200U, based on the positive things I've read about Epson scanner
> > > support under Linux, and especially due to the efforts of Epson Kowa to
> > > bring high quality Epson scanning support to Linux.
> > >
> > > I followed the instructions at http://www.epkowa.co.jp/linux/lsd_note.html
> > > but when trying to use xsane or iscan, the scanner does its warm up, and
> > > then I get the error, "Could not send command to scanner" from iscan, or
> > > "Error during read: Invalid argument" from xsane.
> > >
> > > I did a /sbin/modprobe scanner vendor=0x04b8 product=0x0110
> > > where the vendor and product were reported in /proc/bus/usb/devices prior
> > > to running iscan, so it should know how to communicate properly.
> > >
> > > Does anybody else here have this model and have successfully got it to
> > > scan? I'm using Red Hat 7.2, kernel 2.4.17. By the way, just in case
> > > there are hardware differences, my scanner is a Japanese model.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance.
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