[sane-devel] xsane -0.91

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Wed, 16 Jun 2004 22:44:17 +0200


On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:54:31AM -0700, Don wrote:
> Using xsane-0.91 with MDK 9.1 with KDE 2.

The version of sane-backends is more interesting.
--> scanimage --version

> I had xsane working fine with an Epson CX5400.

While the CX5400 isn't mentioned in our lists it looks like the epson
backend knows it.

> However, the next time I booted the system, xsane no longer worked.
> Xsane could not find the scanner.

Does "scanimage -L" as root find the scanner?

> The /etc/sane.d/epson.conf is the same as when it ran. - See below.
> lsusb and sane-find-scanner both return 04b8 0808 Seiko Epson Corp.
> /usr/bin/xsane  said sane could not detect parallel devices as user and 
> root.

I guess that's what sane-find-scanner says (not xsane). SANE can work
with parallel port devices but sane-find-scanner can't detect all of
them. But how is this realeted to your USB scanner?

> The only lines in /etc/sane.d/epson.conf not disabled with an # are;

A single line containing just "usb" should be enough.

> usb 04b8 0808

This won't work as the USB ids are hexadecimal, not decimal. Add a
"0x" before the numbers.

> usb /dev/usb/lb0

I'd be surprised if you had a "/dev/usb/lb0" device. I've never heard
of such a device.

> Xsane work like this before.

Are you sure that you haven't changed the config file in the mean time?