[sane-devel] Epson 2480 Transparency Unit - I give up
Oliver.Schwartz at gmx.de
Wed Aug 10 20:53:45 UTC 2005
> After several days of working on this problem, it seems obvious
> that the sane package will not support the transparency unit on the
> Epson 2480.
well, it does, at least for some versions of the 2480. Some people
have reported problems similar to yours (see, e.g.
For others, the scanner seems to work perfectly (mostly using
I have no clue why this problem occurs for some users and not for
others. As far as I know there is no correspondence to any version of
the backend. In fact the code for scanning transparencies has hardly
been changed in the last three years. I doubt that an earlier version
of the backend will solve your problem.
> After working for two days with the latest
> sane-backends package (1.0.16) and having more problems than with
> the older version, I have dropped back down to 1.0.15. This has
> not solved my problems with the color banding on slide scans, but
> at least it works again for flatbed sources.
As I explained in another mail the reduced scanning area in
transparency mode is a security measure for 2580 users.
> Now I just have to
> decide whether to buy a machine to use as a dedicated scan server
> (Windows... Yecchhh) or buy a film scanner that is known to work on
> Linux (lots of money).
There is always a third possibility: Fix the problem.
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