Model names (was: [sane-devel] Proposed timetable for the release of sane-backends-1.0.16)

Oliver Schwartz
Tue, 5 Jul 2005 21:23:27 +0200


> By the way:
> Does anybody know why model name autodetection fails
> for the "EPSON PERFECTION 2480 PHOTO"?
> Is the model name stored inside the scanner and this model
> reports only "EPSON Scanner" on the USB bus or has the USB system
> a map "model ID -> model name" where an entry for this model
> is missing?

"Epson scanner" is the USB Id string that is reported by the scanner 
itself. It's the same string that is printed by "lsusb".

The names Epson has given are not very consistent, e.g. the Perfection 
660 reports "Perfection 660" as it's USB id, newer models just report 
"EPSON scanner" or even "EPSON scanner1". Depending on the model 
these strings may even change after the firmware is downloaded to the