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

Steve Frampton frampton@codingstyle.com
Thu, 20 Jun 2002 08:55:58 -0700 (PDT)

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Hi again:

Just a quick follow-up on my previous e-mail; I just noticed the message, 
"kernel: scanner.c: open_scanner(13): Unable to access minor data" in my 
log files.  FWIW.

On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Steve Frampton wrote:

> 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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