[sane-devel] "Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument"

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 23:51:15 UTC 2010

It is possible that there is a problem with the sane backend used to
talk to the scanner. What is the output of the command
sane-find-scanner, run as root?

If it shows a line containing epson2, you could try editing
/etc/sane.d/dll.conf, and '#' the epson2 line, and remove any '#' in
front of the epson line, and try scanning again.


On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 8:52 PM, Richard C. Steffens <rsteff at comcast.net> wrote:
> I recently installed Ubuntu Jaunty on a machine connected by SCSI to an
> Epson Perfection 600 flat bed scanner. When I run XSane I see that the
> program sees the scanner since its name and the port it's connected to, sg2,
> are listed in the window titles. However, when I click on "Acquire preview"
> I get the error message: "Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument"
> Where do I start to try to fix this problem?
> Thanks.
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> Regards,
> Dick Steffens
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