[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 1650 USB on Solaris
Tue, 11 Jun 2002 19:00:03 +0200
On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 10:47:22AM -0400, Kip Iles wrote:
> My name is Kip Iles (http://kiplandiles.com) and I am just getting into
> working with SANE on the Solaris 8 platform (currently, on a Ultra 10 but
> finally on a Blade server). I am trying to get an Epson Perfection 1650
> USB, connected to a USB port on a SunRay to work and have not had any
> success. I cant even get the PNM driver to work or be recognized as a valid
> device so I am not even sure is SANE is truly operational.
> I have tried the sane-1.0.6 + xsane-0.82 binary and also compiled the
> latest and greatest sane-1.0.8 + xsane-0.86 source to no avail.
If you want to use the pnm backend, you must enable it in configure
(see PROBLEMS and configure --help). For testing, I would use the test
backend instead if you use SANE 1.0.8. Just run "scanimage -d test -T"
or add "test" to /usr/local/etc/sane.d/dll.conf and run scanimage
> I am a bit confused about USB support for Solaris 8 in SANE and was hoping
> that someone may have already experimented on this front. Is SCSI the only
> supported interface for SANE on Solaris at this time and if so, what can I
> do to help fix that; libusb or javax.usb perhaps? Does USB support need to
> be in the kernel already or might I be able to fake it by just including
> USB and scanner support without actually having any real USB devices on the
See my other post on this topic.
You need kernel support for USB in general, and at least support for
your USB root hub. Furthermore, a driver for scanners or at least a
way to access USB devices (something like the SCSI generic driver,
only for USB).