[sane-devel] Meldung: Operation abgebrochen

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Tue Jun 7 00:19:37 UTC 2011

"Wolfram Heider" <wolframheider at web.de> writes:

> On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 23:20:57 +0200, Jeffrey Ratcliffe
> <jeffrey.ratcliffe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2011/6/6  <gilada at web.de>:
>>> [snip original German, mine's to crufty by now]
> Jeffrey is right, but there are pretty a lot German speakers here.
> Unfortunately you gave us little information. For example which
> SANE-version do you have in use? What does scanimage -L in debug mode
> say?  Did you change the USB-port?
> For this just as a quick shot in the dark: the packages from Debian
> tend to be a bit faulty from time to time. An installation of the
> source  packages from the SANE server might help.
> As a quick workaround comment out in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf 'epson2' and
> uncomment 'epson'. That will exchange the backend/driver.
>> Gilbert is saying that he installed first sane, then xsane on Debian 6
>> with KDE4.x, but that his Epson Perfection 1650 doesn't scan.

Debian 6, that implies sane-backends-1.0.21-9 and xsane-0.997-2+b1.
There were a few fixes to the epson2 backend in sane-backends-1.0.22
that affected the Perfection 1650.  For what it's worth, the deprecated
epson backend ought to work fine.  You may also try the epkowa backend
that comes with Image Scan! for Linux available here:


>> It starts to position the scan head, but a short time later he gets
>> the warning "Operation cancelled".

If the problem persists, please provide a debug log with

  SANE_DEBUG_EPKOWA=HEX scanimage > /dev/null 2> debug.log

if using the epkowa backend or

  SANE_DEBUG_EPSON2=127 scanimage > /dev/null 2> debug.log

when using the epson2 backend.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2           FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS CORPORATION
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