[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 3490 PHOTO

Bjorn Solberg bjorn_sane at hekneby.org
Tue Aug 16 08:45:16 UTC 2005

Oliver Schwartz writes:

> Hi,
>> Does all this mean that I need to load some firmware onto the
>> scanner before I can use it, or should it work out-of-the-box with
>> the snapscan backend?

> Yes and no. The backend will download the firmware to the scanner 
> automatically (as does the windows driver). See 
> http://snapscan.sourceforge.net for more information.

> The firmware is only loaded into the internal RAM of the scanner. Once 
> you switch off the scanner it is restored to it's original state.

I see.  It looks like I had to install the driver under Windows, then.
Did a test scan in Windows and it worked.  Then rebooted to Linux, and
scanimage -L found

    device `snapscan:libusb:001:003' is a EPSON EPSON Scanner1 flatbed scanner

and scanimage ran just fine, both the RPM version and the CVS version
from 20050815.

I found the driver in c:/WINDOWS/system32/esfw52.bin, copied it to
/etc/sane.d and modified the firmware entry in snapscan.conf, and now it
works even after rebooting both the scanner and the computer.

Thank you Olaf and Oliver for the help,


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