[sane-devel] Latest iscan-1.52-1 rpm for RH8.0

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf@epkowa.co.jp
Wed, 24 Dec 2003 11:41:17 +0900

On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 11:02:32PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 20 December 2003 16:04, Terry Boldt wrote:
> >I have compiled and installed the Epkowa iscan using gcc 3.2 with no
> > problem, if you desire I can send you the compiled iscan.
> >
> >iscan works with sane - it is a sane frontend the same as xsane is a
> > sane frontend - so iscan works with sane, but not xsane since they
> > are essentially the same thing.
> >
> >Let me know if you desire the compiled iscan front end and/or the
> > compiled epkowa sane backend.
> >
> Humm, something must have changed in the way of dependencies here. it 
> built without incident, and installed, but in August, the last time I 
> tried to do 1.5.2 from tarball, right after it was released, the 
> compiler spit it out.  This time it completed.
> However that means I should have a GT-6800 backend, but if I uncomment 
> epkowa in /usr/local/etc/sane.d/sane.dll, it isn't showing up in the 
> xsane choice window yet, all I'm seeing is the plustek backend (its 
> an epson 1250u).  Is there something else I need to do?  Running 
> iscan from the cli gets me a "failed to send message to scanner" 
> advisory window, but no more.

Hi Gene,

The EPSON Perfection 1250U is really a GT-7200.  In order for iscan to 
find it, you need to:

  * make sure the epkowa backends is activated in dll.net
  * make sure you have a "usb /dev/usb/scanner0" line in epkowa.conf
    (or something similar)
  * AND explicitly tell the kernel's scanner module the vendor and
    product IDs it should use

If the scanner module is loaded already (check with lsmod)

  # modprobe -r scanner

and then

  # modprobe scanner vendor=0x04b8 product=0x010f

You can find the IDs in /proc/bus/usb/devices, for one.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen                            EPSON KOWA Corporation, ECS
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