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

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Sun, 7 Nov 2004 20:50:48 -0500

I'm pretty sure that your problems are not related to the backend. It's=20=

likely that you are dealing with SCSI problems (or, as you suggest=20

You seem to have found a workaround (power-cycling the scanner).

Karl Heinz

On Nov 7, 2004, at 2:31 PM, Fr=E9d=E9ric Bri=E8re wrote:

> 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 =
>> 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 =
> so anything from the kernel to glibc to any other libraries could be =
> fault.
>> What is /dev/scanner linked to? (Does not really play a role if you=20=

>> get
> /dev/sg0.  (Yes, it's the right device. <g>)
>> the same behavor with "scsi EPSON", but if you have not tried to run=20=

>> 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=20
> 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.
> --=20
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