[sane-devel] Running Epson Perfection 3170 with xsane

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen@avasys.jp
Mon, 18 Apr 2005 10:34:34 +0900

Thomas Frayne <tomf@sjpc.org> writes:

> I am running FC3 with kernel 2.6.10-1.241_FC3 and sane-backends
> 1.0.15-1.4.  I downloaded iscan-1.14.0-3.i386.rpm from
> http://www.avasys.jp/english/linux_e/dl_scan.html, and installed it with
> the rpm command.  
> I had no trouble doing scans with the Epson Perfection 3170 running
> iscan in root or user mode, but when I tried to run xsane, it could not
> find the scanner.  Neither could scanimage, but sane-find-scanner found
> it.
> Where can I find the information needed to configure SANE so that I can
> use XSANE to run the Epson Perfection 3170 scanner?

Have a look at

It should explain why you can't use the epkowa backend with pure C
applications such as xsane and scanimage.

A workaround is documented in

Hope this helps,
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