[sane-devel] epson scanner with lenny

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Mon Oct 27 23:52:49 UTC 2008

Johann Spies <jspies at sun.ac.za> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 10:20:43AM +0100, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
>> I have some problems using the transparency unit of my "Epson perfection
>> 4180 photo" on Debian Lenny, sane 1.0.14-7.
>> I followed the instructions in /usr/share/doc/libsane-extras/README.Debian
>> in order to obtain and install the required non-free blobs.
>> It works perfectly for paper scans, but when I try to scan colour
>> slides (selecting 'Transparency unit' within xsane), the application
>> segfaults shortly after the preview scan begins. The same applies to
>> xscanimage.
>> Should I try to install epkowa's rpms via 'alien' instead?
> I have an Epson Perfection 3170 and I have to use alienated epkowa
> rpm's ot use it.

In your case also, using `alien --scripts` should work fine.

I'm sorry to inform you, but Debian packages for the interpreter for
the Epson Perfection 3170 have not been scheduled for release.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2           FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS Corporation
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