[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 1650 Photo Scanner
olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Wed Aug 29 23:44:21 UTC 2012
Sorry for the belated follow-up. Just clearing my backlog on the
mailing list now.
Tom Hunter <tom at twohunters.com> writes:
> I am trying to get my scanner back operational on Ubuntu. I had to move
> it back to an XP system to continue using it after an upgrade. The
> upgrade was from 10.04 (it may have been 10.10) to 11.xx and later (yes
> its been a while, I have posted on the Ubuntu list on this with some
> response but no success).
You are aware that 12.04 is out and is a Long Term Support (LTS)
version, unlike 11.xx.
> The scanner is a flatbed identified on the
> label as an Epson Perfection 1650 Photo Scanner Model G850A. Neither
> XSANE or Simple Scan will operate it. Both give a similar error ...
> Simple Scan accesses the scanner, moves the scan bar, gives no image,
> and stops. You can do this any number of times. Xsane (0.998) opening
> screen identifies the scanner as an Epson GT-8200 and provides this
> info [epson2:libusb:005:002]. When doing acquire preview runs the scan
> bar across the glass, produces no image, and puts up an information
> dialog box saying "Operation was cancelled" with a close button.
Sounds like an issue with the epson2 backend.
> What I am hoping is that someone will send a link or few on how to
> trouble shoot this problem. I am willing to test or try just about
> anything. Alternatively can someone recommend a well supported scanner
> that works with GIMP, LibreOffice, etc. that doesn't break the bank?
I suggest you give the epkowa backend from Image Scan! for Linux a try.
Debian/Ubuntu packages are available from:
Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2 FLOSS Engineer -- AVASYS CORPORATION
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