[sane-devel] Epson GT-8200U: "Could not send command to scanner"

Steve Frampton frampton@codingstyle.com
Thu, 20 Jun 2002 08:48:29 -0700 (PDT)

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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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