[sane-devel] Re: Re: Sane problem with ADF on Epson Perfection 1640SU

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Sun, 26 Sep 2004 09:55:24 -0400

Thanks. I'll start to compare the two releases. There where a number of 
changes to make other scanners with ADFs work, and I guess something 
broke the 1640.

Karl Heinz

On Sep 26, 2004, at 9:47 AM, Terje J. Hanssen wrote:

> I can now confirm that also I have succeeded (at last!) to get my Epson
> ADF scanner to work with Xsane. After I got copy of the previous
> libsane-epson.so.1.0.8 from Suse Linux 8.1, I followed the suggested
> installation procedure below to apply it on Suse 9.1.
> As libsane-epson.so.1.0.8 shows to work with ADF, maybe this makes it 
> easier to debug the current libsane-epson library (?)
> Terje J. Hanssen
> Terje J. Hanssen wrote:
>> I just got the following mail from a reader of my August mail about 
>> this
>> problem. It looks like the ADF problem is related to newer versions of
>> the libsane-epson library, as the previous version 1.0.8 worked and 
>> works, see below.
>>> Flatbed scanning works, but trying to use the ADF results in the
>>> following error: "Failed to start scanner: Error during device I/O",
>>> and no scanning starts. (Just to verify that the ADF works: the
>>> included scanner software, Epson Smartpanel for scanners and Epson
>>> Twain5, works ADF scanning in Windows).
>> *I had the same Epson ADF problem, using Suse linux 9.1. Flatbed 
>> scanning
>> worked fine. Previously using Suse 8.1 the ADF worked fine. I then 
>> found
>> that the problem is with version 1.0.13 of the epson sane library. I
>> solved the problem by downgrading this library to version 1.0.8 (that 
>> I
>> had in Suse 8.1). Now the ADF works fine.
>> For doing that, I copied the old
>> /usr/lib/sane/libsane-epson.so.1.0.8
>> to the /usr/lib/sane/ directory, and relinked the symbolic links
>> /usr/lib/sane/libsane-epson.so and /usr/lib/sane/libsane-epson.so.1 to
>> it, instead of to /usr/lib/sane/libsane-epson.so.1.0.13.
>> Then performed ldconfig.
>> I did not check version 1.0.14 of sane.
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