[sane-devel] Samsung SCX-4100 support proposal.

Илья Тумайкин itumaykin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 22:30:32 UTC 2011

Thanks for your reply.

Of course I've already tried that with no luck at all.
The short story of things that already was tried (all of them failed):
1. Added scanner's usb id to xerox_mfp.conf. Double checked udev rules for
correctness. Blacklisted usblp and built SANE with usb support.
2. Got reports that SCX-4200 "just works" with latest Ubuntu. Checked
patches for Ubuntu package. None of them were related, however I gave it a
try with no luck.
3. Installed latest Ubuntu just to be sure and eliminate the fact that I
could forgot some small detail.
4. Tried several different versions of Samsung's Unified Driver on my
Gentoo and that clean Ubuntu I've just installed.
There are several comments related to this issue in Gentoo's bugzilla under
the name "Coacher": https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139715
However, it is not SANE related.
5. Recompiled 3.0.8 kernel with changed Makefile to make it
I'll also make a try with 3.1 later but I don'y think I'll be lucky. I was
trying to trick Samsung's driver so it is not SANE related too.

The syptoms I have are the same after all this tries: when I plug in my MFP
I see dmesg info message, can see udevd output, even have my printer
working smoothly, but scanner is dead.

2011/11/10 ABC <abc at telekom.ru>

> Hello Ilya,
> Try to add USB ids of your device to your xerox.conf
> and try scanimage -L
> -abc
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:44:54PM +0300, Илья Тумайкин wrote:
> > Hello everyone.
> >
> > I am a long time Linux user and Samsung SCX-4100 owner. In ancient times
> > SANE didn't have support for my model or, for exmaple, SCX-4200, so I
> used
> > Samsung's binary driver. Now it is incompatible with modern 3.x kernels
> and
> > I think it's a turning point for me to drop it in favor of opensource
> one.
> > Since SCX-4200 and SCX-4600 are supported by xerox_mfp backend I hope it
> > will be easier to add support for my scanner too. I send my call to devs
> to
> > help me achieve this mission. I have on my side Linux-powered machine,
> > Samsung SCX-4100, good knowledge of C and willing to make my old flatbed
> > working. Please guide me through. Where should I start?
> >
> > Best regards.
> > Ilya Tumaykin.
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