[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 3490, Mandriva 2006.

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Mon Apr 17 23:33:57 UTC 2006

Showork <showork at verizon.net> writes:

>    Mandriva OS sees the scanner as Epson flatbed , but does not have
> the model. The exact model is not listed.
> libusb:004:005 is reported as the scanner.

FWIW, these numbers (may) change whenever you replug or power cycle
the device or reboot your machine.  What are the permissions on the

  $ ls -l /proc/bus/usb/004/005

>    This worked a month ago within an hour of bringing it home from the
> store. Not now because I changed/upgraded the OS.

Doh!  What does

  $ SANE_DEBUG_EPKOWA=50 iscan

say?  You can also try this with xsane or scanimage.  If you don't
have iscan installed, you can use this device also with the snapscan
backend .  In that case

  $ SANE_DEBUG_SNAPSCAN=50 scanimage

>    I had, there was a super a-z guide for this scanner I cant find it
> :-( .

Would you be refering to the user's guide that's downloadable from the
same place as the iscan package(s)?


>    Does anyone have/know of a really good trouble shooting/
> installation  guide for  this scanner.    I'd like to be able to
> select the model in Mandriva 's GUI, how do I get it there?

Hope this helps,
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