[sane-devel] Scanjet G2410 Scanner tested. Here's some results.

Rudy Matela rudy at matela.com.br
Mon Jul 12 04:00:50 UTC 2010

Some extra info: The scanner hangs sometimes (after sometime of use I
perceived that) and scanimage stops working (the reader light starts
moving, then it stops and scanimage gives an error). Powering the
scanner of and on solves the problem.

On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 23:18, Rudy Matela <rudy at matela.com.br> wrote:
> NOTE: Please keep me cc'ed, I'm not in the sane development list.
> Hi,
>  Today I bought a Scanjet G2410 Scanner. While scanimage'ing I
> received the following message:
> $ scanimage | pnmtopng > file.png
> [genesys] WARNING: Your scanner is not fully supported or at least
> [genesys]          had only limited testing. Please be careful and
> [genesys]          report any failure/success to
> [genesys]          sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org. Please provide as many
> [genesys]          details as possible, e.g. the exact name of your
> [genesys]          scanner and what does (not) work.
>  So, I'm doing what scanimage told me to do...
>  Fortunately, scanimage worked and I managed to scan a monochromatic
> image file with a very large resolution (dpi). So the driver worked
> for that. But there are lots of things I cannot do:
> With this, I get a blurred image, with the colors kinda separated:
> kinda like when you print in a poorly calibrated inkjet printer:
> $ scanimage --mode Color
> With this I get the following message and nothing is scanned:
> $ scanimage -vvv --resolution 150
> scanimage: value for --resolution is: 150
> scanimage: sane_start: Invalid argument
> Closing device
> Calling sane_exit
> scanimage: finished
> $ lsusb
> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:0a01 Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 2400c
> It says I have a 2400c, but mine is G2410. :D
> I did not test, but I saw on some links that a proprietary driver for
> the 2400 works with this scanner also:
> http://old.nabble.com/to-configure-HP-ScanJet-2400-also-applies-to-the-HP-G2410-td21353706.html
> I don't know if the result would be just the same (no dpi adjusting
> and no color scanning), but it could still be of help to someone
> working on it.
> Some info about my system:
> Arch Linux
> Linux oblivion 2.6.34-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jun 19 13:06:16 CEST
> 2010 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
> sane 1.0.21
> The status of scanner G2410 is untested, you can change that to Minimal/Basic
> http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-HEWLETT-PACKARD
> If you want any other info feel free to contact me.
>  Regards,
>  Rudy Matela
> PS: The scanner is fully functional on Windows (strangely the scanner
> light is always on, even there..., better keep it off to save energy!)

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