[sane-devel] lamp on Epson Perfection 1650 never turns off]

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Fri, 8 Aug 2003 12:29:46 -0400

I'm CC'ing this to the sane-devel list. You only replied to me, and not 
to the list.

I would not call it a "clock", but there is a timer in the scanner that 
keeps track of the
lamp, and it's supposed to turn the lamp off after a certain time (I 
don't know however
how long it's supposed to stay on).

I don't have a Perfection 1650, and therefore don't know how the 
buttons work. When
you say the button stays on, what do you mean by that?

Have you tried to just let it sit for a while (e.g. 30 minutes) to see 
what happens?

Karl Heinz

On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 12:22 PM, Mark O. Schlegel wrote:

> Karl,
> What would be the all the possible entries that are valid for 
> epson.conf for the USB case then?  Is it just:
> usb /dev/usb/scanner0
> I think I got the lampOff and that other stuff from a page where
> they were talking about multiple scanners where one was the perfection 
> 1650, I bet the lampOff, etc was for plustek.
> I still don't understand then why my bulb never turns off, you think
> there's a clock in the scanner that automatically turns it off if
> a scan hasn't occurred for a while?  I've been noticing the left most
> button stays on, maybe it's in some odd state where the timer isn't 
> used.
> thanks,
> Mark
> Karl Heinz Kremer wrote:
>> Where did you find information about the option commands that you
>> put into epson.conf? These commands are interpreted as additional
>> scanners, and because you don't have any devices named "option warmup 
>> 30",
>> they are ingored.
>> There are no commands to turn of the lamp for the EPSON scanners that
>> use the ESC-I command set (pretty much any EPSON scanner with the
>> exception of Perfection 660, 1250 and 1260).
>> The lamp should automatically be turned off by the scanner.
>> Karl Heinz
>> On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 10:27 AM, Mark O. Schlegel wrote:
>>> I'm using the xsane/sane that came with Red Hat 9 with my Perfection
>>> 1650. I seem to remember when I first installed RH 9 and used the
>>> scanner that the bulb would eventually turn off to rest. Now it's
>>> just running all the time I have power applied to the scanner.
>>> Note that the scanner is working and I get good scans off it
>>> the only problem is the bulb staying on.
>>> I have all the entries except 'epson' commented out of the dll.conf
>>> file and in my /etc/sane.d/epson.conf file I added:
>>> option warmup    30
>>> option lOffOnEnd 1
>>> option lampOff   240
>>> Figuring 4 minutes is ok to off the lamp (might be a bit long),
>>> not too sure what warmup does, I guess that slowly ramps up
>>> power to the bulb over 30 seconds. From what I've read, lampOff and
>>> lOffOnEnd seem to be conflicting options, if you set lOffOnEnd to
>>> 1 (true), then closing xsane would do the sane_close which would
>>> turn the bulb off immediately, so does that override the lampOff of
>>> 240 secs?
>>> So my question is, is the above the way (epson.conf settings) to get 
>>> the
>>> bulb to switch off or not? I've also added the option line for the 
>>> Epson
>>> to the modules.conf file  (0x04b8 and 0x011):
>>> options scanner vendor=0x04b8 product=0x0110
>>> which doesn't affect the bulb issue I think.
>>> thanks,
>>> Mark
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