[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 4490 gives "sane_start: Invalid argument"

Bob Paddock bob.paddock at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 13:44:28 UTC 2009

> I also own a 4490 Photo.
> I was running Gentoo 64bit on my workstation some times ago, but the
> epkowa backend was not provided for 64bit arch (this is not the case
> anymore, but I'm lazy, so I didn't change my config). The way I've
> found to use the scanner with Gentoo 64 was connecting the 4490 to a 32
> bit Gentoo server running saned+epkowa, and access it through the net
> backend.
> 64 bit reinstall is planned for next September.

I got the 4490 going by setting up a 32bit Gentoo chroot,
and it is running fine from inside that.  Still can't
get scanimage to find it in the 64bit Gentoo.

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