[sane-devel] Epson perfection 660 ->Problem building on OSX

Brian D. Williams brian_d_w@yahoo.com
Sat, 21 Jun 2003 02:14:56 -0700 (PDT)

I have been trying to get sane to work with the epson perfection 660. I could
build sane with 1.0.11 but not with the snapscan addition. I could not build
1.0.12 at all. It would stop building at when trying to make scanimage but I
didn't see any error messages that made sense to me. I am running the latest os
x (10.2.6). Sadly I don't have a scanner available (other than the epson) to
test against. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


--- Dino Tang <tang@mac.com> wrote:
> > But that's only with USB, isn't it? Or even only with this scanner? As
> > far as I know, SCSI scanners work with the epson backend on MacOS X.
> > At least I have one report about the Epson Perfection 1640SU working.
> >
> > More reports on which scanners work or don't work on MacOS X are
> > welcome.
> >
> As long as the usblib was installed properly using the recent toolset ( 
> Dec 2002 ), quite a few of USB and SCSI devices should work.  I have 
> tested and got images back from the following devices:
> - UMax Astra 1220U in USB mode
> * Reasonable image quality, still need color correction.
> - UMax Astra 2000U in USB mode
> * Serious image quality problem.
> - Epson Perfection 1640SU in both USB and SCSI modes
> * Good image quality.  Support a lot of options.  Good performance in 
> SCSI mode.
> - Epson Perfection 2450 PHOTO in USB mode
> * Good image quality.  Support a lot of options. Still has problems in 
> FireWire mode.
> - CANON IX-06015C ( similar to CanoScan 600 ) in SCSI mode
> * Does not support tiff format! ( --format=tiff ).  I can only get 
> image back in pnm format.  --format=tiff returned bad argument error.  
> This seems like a problem of the canon backend.  Please correct me if 
> I'm wrong.
> I too would like to see reports on which scanners work or don't work on 
> MacOS X.
> --Dino
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