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

Volker Kuhlmann list0570@paradise.net.nz
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 22:49:08 +1200

> 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.

If it's that bad, consider upgrading to SuSE 8.0. This scanner gave me
one of the best hardware experiences ever: plug in and go. (This
device-ID problem was not an issue, but I am in New Zealand, perhaps the
scanners sold here are a little different?)

Linux-USB has a somewhat bad reputation, I have trouble with my USB
printer locking up 90% through a 3EUR-ink-job. Buggy USB software. It
is entirely possible that the newer kernel of 8.0 has better USB
support. You could just install the 8.0 kernel if you don't want to
upgrade the whole way, it's 1 wget and 1 rpm -Uvh. Beats using M$ for

Can you test that scanner with a different USB cable on a different
Linux box, to exclude hardware issues?


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