[sane-devel] My Epson Perfection 636 (SCSI) no longer works?

Frédéric Brière fbriere@fbriere.net
Sun, 7 Nov 2004 14:31:26 -0500

On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 11:36:48AM -0500, Karl Heinz Kremer wrote:
> So it's not that the scanner all of a sudden did stop to work, you did 
> change the configuration of your system? Recompiling the kernel 
> certainly qualifies for this.

I haven't used my scanner for a while, possibly a few months, until
yesterday.  So, yes, although I did not change my SANE configuration
(and I'm in fact using the same version as several months ago), other
things have changed.  I run Debian unstable and keep my kernel current,
so anything from the kernel to glibc to any other libraries could be at

> What is /dev/scanner linked to? (Does not really play a role if you get=

/dev/sg0.  (Yes, it's the right device. <g>)

> the same behavor with "scsi EPSON", but if you have not tried to run as=
> root when you are using "scsi EPSON" in the config file, it could be 
> important).

I reverted to "scsi EPSON", tried it as root, and it worked.  Then I
tried it as fbriere, and it worked too.  Figures.

Just for fun, I put "scsi /dev/generic" again, and it indeed didn't work
that way.  So, I re-reverted to "scsi EPSON".  And it didn't work
either, root or otherwise.

I blame gremlins.  Or the phase of the moon.  That's the only way it
makes sense.

Anyway, I power-cycled the scanner, and it appears to be working again
at first glance.  Maybe it was a hardware glitch?  Knock on wood.

             Frédéric Brière    <*>    fbriere@fbriere.net

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