[sane-devel] Help :-)! 2.6.5 kernel/ Agfa SnapScan 1212u USB - I'm lost :-(.

Victoria Welch vykk3@comcast.net
Sat, 12 Jun 2004 17:24:52 -0700

Hi All and Thanks in advance!

I've been trying to resolve this for the past two days and 
am turning to this list out of desperation, I'm completely 
baffled :-(.

The scanner is fully supported according to the lists of 
suppored devices on the sane site.

I'm not sure if the following is all the info needed, but as 
noted I am thoroughly confused at this point.

The scanner is seen is /proc/bus/usb/devices:

T:  Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=02 Dev#=  3 Spd=12  
MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.00 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=06bd ProdID=2061 Rev= 1.1e
S:  Manufacturer=AGFA
S:  Product= Snapscan1212u_2
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr=100mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff 
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=   8 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=83(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   8 Ivl=16ms

The docs make reference to a needed kernel driver, but if 
one exists in the kernel config I do not recognize it (per 
above: I: [ ... ] Driver=(none).

I have emerged the sane back ends and xsane.  I thought 
perhaps I needed the following in /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf

#------------------------------ General 

# Change to the fully qualified filename of your firmware 
file, if
# firmware upload is needed by the scanner
firmware /usr/lib/sane/SnapScan_1212U_2.bin
[ ... ]

I'm still not sure if it is necessary or not.

Whatever is going on here, nothing in /dev gets created in 
any form I would recognize as to having to do with a 

All other USB devices are working fine (Joystick, usb 
filesystem camera and A Palm Pilot USB cradle) and the 
appropriate /dev entries exist.

I've read until my eyes ache :-) and googled on everything I 
could think of that would help me resolve this issue.  I'm 
embarrased to admit that I came up with nothing that seems 
to have been helpful, I have to have missed something there 
somewhere, maybe multiple times :-(.

The only "progress" I get is that sane seems to pickup my tv 
tuner card which xsane won't work with anyhow and it is 
rather useless for scanning stuff this way :-).

Any help, suggestions or pointers *greatly* appreciated.

Thanks & take care, V.
Victoria Welch, WV9K/7.  "If we knew what we were doing, it 
would not be called research, would it?" --Albert Einstein
"Engineering is the art of making what you want from things 
you can get."-  Jerry Avins