[sane-devel] New Epson Perfection 1650 scanner
Sun, 15 Sep 2002 22:52:16 -0400
Thanks to all who helped me to get my 1650 scanner working. I had
wanted to report what what I did that fixed it, but I seem to be
unable to break the functionality by backing out the fixes that I
Suggestions that I applied tha seemed helpfull were:
adding "options scanner vendor=0x4b8 product=0x110" to
Commenting out the scsi line in /etc/sane.d/epson.conf (I had
already enabled the usb line).
Editing /etc/hotplug/usb.distmap so that one of the scanner entries
matches the vendor and product identification of the 1650.
These changes allowed scanimage to work, identifying the 1650 as"
device `epson:/dev/usb/scanner0' is a Epson GT-8200 flatbed scanner
XSane was not able to find the scanner, so I tried running yast2 (a
configuration utility in the SuSE distribution). This identified the
scanner and offered to configure it. XSane subsequently functioned
of, but I was left to wonder how that was accomplished. I believe
that the trick was to create /dev/usbscanner and change the
epson.conf file to reference it instead of /dev/usb/scanner0. Yast2
aslo modified /etc/sane.d/dll.conf to comment out all backends
A subsequent attempt to use the scanner with Red Hat 7.3 also worked
with scanimage but failed with XSane. This was solved by downloading
and installing xsane-0.88.
Thanks again for the great support.