[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 1260 TPU again?

Steve Keppel-Jones Steve Keppel-Jones <stevekj@gmail.com>
Sat, 14 Aug 2004 12:11:33 -0400

I have an Epson Perfection 1260 (possibly a poor choice of scanner for
this project) and I would like to scan transparencies with it.  I've
read what I could find on the mailing list about other people's
troubles with the 1260, so I know I'm in for a bit of a struggle.

My package versions are: sane-1.0.12-2, libsane-1.0.14-5,
iscan-1.10.0-4.  I'm running Debian with a 2.4.26 kernel.

I can scan negatives with the plustek backend using scanimage, and I
get the noisy stripes that other people have mentioned.  No big
surprise there, although Gerhard had mentioned that he was going to
look into this problem and try to fix it.  I guess it hasn't been

I installed the iscan package from Epson Kowa but had no luck with it
whatsoever.  If I run iscan, it gives me the old "Cannot send command
to scanner" error.  I cannot get scanimage to recognize the scanner
using the epkowa backend either.  The SANE_DEBUG_EPKOWA debug variable
produces the following output:

[epkowa] SANE EPSON KOWA Backend 1.10.0 - 2004-06-25
[epkowa] attach(/dev/usb/scanner0, 3)
[epkowa] attach: opening /dev/usb/scanner0
[epkowa] Found valid EPSON scanner: 0x4b8/0x11d (vendorID/productID)
[epkowa] /usr/lib/libesint23.so: undefined symbol: __gxx_personality_v0
[epkowa] sane_open(/dev/usb/scanner0)
[epkowa] Error opening the devicescanimage: open of device
epkowa:/dev/usb/scanner0 failed: Invalid argument

Why is libesint23.so missing this symbol?  Is this the reason for the
device failing to open?  How can I fix this?  I did some research on
the missing symbol and it seems to be a C++ symbol that should be
provided by something like libstdc++.so.  I installed this library but
that didn't help.  ldd reports the following information for

$ ldd -r /usr/lib/libesint23.so.1.0.0
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x40038000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x40089000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x80000000)
undefined symbol: __gxx_personality_v0  (/usr/lib/libesint23.so.1.0.0)
undefined symbol: _ZTVN10__cxxabiv117__class_type_infoE
undefined symbol: _Znaj (/usr/lib/libesint23.so.1.0.0)
undefined symbol: _ZdlPv        (/usr/lib/libesint23.so.1.0.0)
undefined symbol: _Unwind_Resume        (/usr/lib/libesint23.so.1.0.0)
undefined symbol: _ZdaPv        (/usr/lib/libesint23.so.1.0.0)
undefined symbol: _Znwj (/usr/lib/libesint23.so.1.0.0)

I have not recompiled anything locally; all of my binaries are from
the downloaded packages.