[sane-devel] problem with Epson perfection 2480 photo scanner in
breacher at telenet.be
Sat Mar 18 14:06:35 UTC 2006
I have a major issue with my Epson perfection 2480 photo scanner. It used to
run in FreeBSD. I haven't used it in a few weeks during which upgrades
occured and I noticed this week it stopped working. Portupgrade of sane had
replaced the snapscan.conf file, I put back there my correct firmware file
with full pathname but it still doesn't work.
Since I track 5.4/5-STABLE, I first reverted to 5.4-RELEASE. When the scanner
worked, it used to be initialised at boot time (makes the double noise) but
even after the downgrade it wasn't. I also downgraded Xsane to 0.98 but it
didn't help either. I don't have any older tar of sane-backends in distfiles
and didn't delete those for a long time, so I haven't tried downgrading
backends. I don't understand. Usual errors are either "No device available"
Failed to open device 'snapscan:libusb:/dev/usb1:/dev/ugen0': Error during
It isn't a permission problem since I'm trying to fix this as root.
The kernel, however, sees the scanner when it connects:
dmesg |grep EPSON
ugen0: EPSON EPSON Scanner, rev 2.00/1.10, addr 2
I may be mistaken but may be the system used to see the scanner as uscanner0
or something back when it used to work.
When I reset the scanner (unplug the power chord), the ready light is green,
until the system tries to initalise it, at which point it turns off (pale
Please can anyone else who experienced similar problems or who is using this
scanner in FreeBSD provide usable input? Thanks a lot.
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