[sane-devel] Problems setting up Mustek 600 III EP Plus in Xubuntu

Eddy De Greef edg-sane at edpnet.be
Sat May 17 08:47:43 UTC 2008

Hi Juan Carlos,

now it looks like the ppdev module is no longer loaded. Can you try this 
again (both as root):

   modprobe ppdev
   SANE_DEBUG_SANEI_PA4S2=128 LIBIEEE1284_DEBUG=128 scanimage -L

(Make sure that you still have /etc/ieee1284.conf.)

Best regards,


Juan Carlos García wrote:
> Thanks, Eddy.
> Synaptic reports I have libieee1284-3 installed (version 0.2.11-3). I tried
> with /etc/ieee1284.conf and still didn't work, but now it could "attach" to
> partport0 even though it couldn't "initialize" it:
> juancarlos at cm-xubuntu:/$ SANE_DEBUG_SANEI_PA4S2=128 scanimage -L
> [sanei_debug] Setting debug level of sanei_pa4s2 to 128.
> [sanei_pa4s2] sanei_pa4s2: interface called for the first time
> [sanei_pa4s2] sanei_pa4s2_devices: invoked
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_init: static int first_time = 1
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_init: called for the first time
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_init: initializing libieee1284
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_init: 1 ports reported by IEEE 1284 library
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_init: port 0 is `parport0`
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_init: allocating port list
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_init: initialized successfully
> [sanei_pa4s2] sanei_pa4s2_open: called for device 'parport0'
> [sanei_pa4s2] sanei_pa4s2_open: trying to connect to port
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_open: trying to attach dev `parport0`
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_init: static int first_time = 0
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_init: sanei already initalized
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_open: looking up port in list
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_open: port is in list at port[0]
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_open: setting up port data
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_open: name=parport0 in_use=SANE_TRUE
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_open: enabled=SANE_FALSE mode=PA4S2_MODE_NIB
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_open: opening device
> [sanei_pa4s2] pa4s2_open: could not open device `parport0` (Error
> initializing port)

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