[sane-devel] Epson Perfection V700 PHOTO/GT-X900 scan size

Alesh Slovak alesh.slovak at avasys.jp
Tue Apr 20 00:02:16 UTC 2010

Alesh Slovak wrote:
> Rei Shinozuka wrote:
>> I am using sane-backends-1.0.20 with xsane-0.996 on ubuntu 9.04 
>> 2.6.28-18-generic.
>> I have a Epson Perfection V700 PHOTO (a.k.a. GT-X900).
>> I can make scans with this setup, but I think the software is limiting 
>> the scan size of this scanner.
> If you haven't already, you could try the iscan/epkowa backend. You can 
> get it from here: http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/scan/DL1.do
> After installation you may need to edit /usr/share/iscan/fs-blacklist by 
> removing the line containing "GT-X900" to get the functionality you are 
> looking for. Doing this is untested and may introduce other problems, so 
> you'll want to try without editing the file first.

Nevermind the above. After looking into it further, it seems that this will not 
work. The device has a second TPU mode with the larger area which is available 
only through the extended command set and while epkowa does support this 
extended command set (hence the suggested fs-blacklist edit) it unfortunately 
does not support the device's second TPU mode. It is likely that the situation 
is the same for the epson2 backend. Sorry to disappoint you.

Happy scanning,
Alesh Slovak                    Linux Team -- AVASYS Corporation
alesh.slovak at avasys.jp          http://avasys.jp

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