[sane-devel] Re: RE: Epson 1650 USB SUSE 7.3

Graham Smith gqs@goanna.net.au
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 05:29:36 +1000

On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 02:56, D Thomas wrote:
> Karl Heinz--
> Thanks for the leads, but I continue to get a "No sane devices available"
> error when I try to use the scanner. I have removed the soft link (scanner
> -> usbscanner), and I have changed the rights of usbscanner to 666.
> One thing I notice is that when I log in to my workstation as a user,
> /dev/usbscanner is listed as belonging to that user and owner -- not
> "root". Is this normal?
> I'm about ready to give up on this approach, and simply expect that if I
> want to use my scanner, I'll have to do it from Window$. This sane stuff is
> driving me IN-sane.
> David
Hi David,

I'm not totally familiar with SuSE 7.3 but on SuSE 8.0 the Epson 1650 was not 
defined in the hotplug section of /etc which caused the scanner not to be 
recognised on startup although it was recognised by YaST.

Have a look at /etc/hotplug/usb.distmap (or scan thru the files in this 
subdirectory for a lines similiar to below). 
In SuSE 8.0 on line 125 there is a line 
 scanner              0x0003 0x04b8   0x0107 ..............................

Now copy this line and edit to match the product id. of the Epson 1650 
Should look like this
scanner              0x0003 0x04b8   0x0110  ..............................

Another way is to run xsane with the following:-
xsane epson:/dev/usbscanner
from a xterm and see if it detects the correct port.

Best of luck.


Graham Smith