[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 1650 -- cranks

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Wed, 26 May 2004 21:19:54 -0400

There is no command that would reset (or not reset) the sensor 
assembly, this
is all done automatically: The backend sends a "scan" command, and the 
performs all other steps automatically. Do you still have the old 
kernel around?
Does the scanner still work w/out any problems if you run the old 

Karl Heinz

On May 26, 2004, at 11:43 AM, Frederic Detienne wrote:

> Hi,
> Sorry if this was posted before but I can't find any information in the
> archives.
> I have an Epson Perfection 1650 and run the following software:
> - Linux 2.6.7_rc1
> - sane-backends 1.0.14
> - sane-frontends 1.0.12
> - xsane 0.93
> - libusb 0.1.8
> The reason I run Linux 2.6.7_rc1 is that previous Linux releases (2.6.5
> -> 2.6.6 included) caused USB bulk transfer errors, making the scanner
> useless (would scan a few centimeters and then hang). This Kernel
> release does not have that problem.
> The problem I am now facing is somewhat different:
> If I scan a whole color page at, say 75DPI, the scan happens in a 
> single
> shot. The "shuttle" (the moving piece with the light on it) passes
> smoothly along the glass all the way through from top to bottom and 
> then
> returns to its base location to the top of the scanner.
> If I now scan at high resolutions (say 300DPI), the shuttle stops and
> start at regular interval while the scanner sends the excess data to 
> the
> computer. This looks normal. I can get the full image without a 
> problem.
> The problem is that in kernel 2.6.7_rc1, the shuttle does not go back 
> to
> the parking location. Instead, it hangs on the return path 
> approximately
> at mid height of the glass. At the moment of the hang, the scanner 
> makes
> a high frequency mechanical noise (like slipping rubber).
> The scanner has to be power cycled to force the shuttle back to its
> parking position. If you do not do that, the next scan will attempt to
> make the shuttle go past the bottom edge. Bad noise; won't try again...
> not with _my_ scanner at least.
> Well, I _presume_ this is a kernel issue since 2.6.3_rc3 behaved well
> but I figured you'd like to know in case this is a new feature and not 
> a
> bug. Also, you are better placed to tell the kernel folks about the
> issue since I have no idea how sane tells the scanner to park (atomic
> unacknowledged command, set of commands, ...).
> So: can someone tell me where to turn next and what to ask for ?
> thanks a bunch,
> 	fred
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