[sane-devel] Epson backend reporting impossible values, was, [gscan2pdf-help]

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 00:10:42 UTC 2010

2010/3/1 Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp>:
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> Gwern Branwen wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 2:49 PM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> did you install epkowa- it does not ship with sane. Try epson2.
>>> allan
>> As far as I know, I have epkowa installed. Before adding it to the
>> dll.conf, I did an apt-cache search epkowa, which turned up just
>> libsane-extras, which I already had installed.
> That package only contains the epkowa backend proper.  Unfortunately,
> your particular model (Perfection 3170) requires a non-free binary-only
> plugin to work.  The plugin is available for the i386 architecture as an
> RPM at:
>  http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/scan/DL1.do
> NOTE: the plugin only works with epkowa backend versions before 2.11.0.
> So I suggest you:
>  1) apt-get remove libsane-extras
>  2) alien --install --to-deb --scripts --keep-version
> iscan-2.10.0-1.i386.rpm
>  3) alien --install --to-deb --scripts --keep-version
> iscan-plugin-gt-9400-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm
> If you want Debian packages or need amd64 packages, please file contact
> AVASYS at:
>  https://avasys.jp/eng/contact/inquiry/inq_form4_en.php
> No guarantees that they'll be able to help, but you can always ask.
> Hope this helps,
> - --
> Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2           FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS CORPORATION

It does! Scans fine now.

Thinking years back, I must've done this once before, on the system
that I wiped out recently. I'm keeping notes this time around...


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