[sane-devel] Is USB 2 for Epson scanners really only for factory installed Windows 2000/XP?

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf@epkowa.co.jp
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 09:10:51 +0900

"Steven P. Ulrick" <ulrick2@faith4miracle.org> writes:

> Hello, Everyone :)
> I just purchased an Epson Perfection 2400 PHOTO Scanner, and it hasn't
> arrived yet, hence this question.  I was just perusing the Epson
> website, and it says that "USB 2.0 available for factory installed
> Windows 2000 and XP only."  Is this really true, or is it some kind of
> bad joke?

Gotta be a bad joke.  Do they really mean to say that all people who
installed Windows 2k or XP by themselves are without USB2 support?

As far as the Linux side is concerned, many vendors do not officially
*support* it.  That doesn't mean the thing won't work, but if you've
got a problem, you're on your own.  But with the size of the community
out there, you've probably got better trouble shooting support then
you could get from any vendor ;-)

# Of course, just speaking for myself.

As Karl already mentioned, the Linux kernel has USB2 support (for
quite some time now) and as long as you've got the right module
available (or compiled in), you should be okay.  The scanner itself
has been supported for at least two years now.
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