[sane-devel] first trial of genesys driver for hp2400c

stef stef.dev at free.fr
Wed Sep 21 03:45:16 UTC 2011

Le mercredi 21 septembre 2011 01:13:49 Bertie Coopersmith, vous avez écrit :
> This is the output I have just obtained from my HP Scanjet 2400 on
> a usb port of my Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu:-
> ~# scanimage -L
> device `genesys:libusb:005:005' is a Hewlett Packard ScanJet 2400c flatbed
> scanner root at ubuntu:~# scanimage > xxx.pnp
> [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.
> scanimage: sane_start: Invalid argument
> root at ubuntu:~#
> Until yesterday I have been using my hp scanjet 2400 with drivers
> downloaded from www.elcot.in (Probably conversions of Windows
> .dll files.
> Then yesterday I had a struggle to get 'scanimage -L' to report
> that it had found a scanner. I guessed that SANE drivers had been
> provided from the Ubuntu repository via Update Manager.
> After rebooting and confirming  with 'lsusb' that the scanner was
> being recognized as a usb device  I finally got some output from
> 'scanimage -L'. However, it reported two drivers on the same usb
> port. This confirmed my hunch. Anyway I performed a
> successful test scan.
> Today I did some 'ls -l' commands in /usr/lib/sane  which
> showed that the .so files from genesys were recent (and
> 'ls -lut' showed that they had been accessed yesterday)
> so I removed the Indian .so files. After that I'm always
> getting the output shown at the top. -- Even after I re-installed
> the drivers from India. - So now I should have both drivers but
> the indian ones were must recently installed (although their
> modification times are again old as to be expected from the .tgz
> extraction. The file etc/saned/dll.conf still has the entry 'hp2400'
> which is required by the Indian drivers).
> Please help.
> Bertie Coopersmith.


	current SANE development version has now full support for the HP2400. If 
you don't want the genesys backend, but use the 'elcot' one, you might have to 
comment out the genesys entry in dll.conf .


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