[sane-devel] New Epson Perfection 1650 scanner

Adam Williams awilliam@whitemice.org
13 Sep 2002 06:22:43 -0400

>I am new to SANE, so please excuse some of my ignorance.
>I have a new Epson Perfection 1650 scanner and I am trying to use it 
>with a 2.4.19 kernel and the sane-backends-1.08 package. I have 
>uncommented the line: "usb /dev/usb/scanner0" line in 
>/usr/local/etc/sane.d/epson.conf. I have also included USB scanner 
>support as a kernel module.
>/usr/local/bin/sane-find-scanner reports:
>sane-find-scanner: found USB scanner (vendor = 0x04b8, product = 
>0x0110) at device /dev/usb/scanner0
>sane-find-scanner: found USB scanner (vendor = 0x04b8, product = 
>0x0110) at device /dev/usbscanner
>I have set permissions to 666 on /dev/usb/scanner0
>If I run /usr/local/bin/scanimage -L the program just hangs.
>/usr/local/bin/scanimage -d epson also hangs.

I have one of these scanners, and it works wonderfully on my RedHat
Linux laptop.  Only trick is that it isn't an Epson, it is a Plustek. 
Use the plustek backend and it should work.