[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 1650 Photo Scanner

Tom Hunter tom at twohunters.com
Thu Aug 30 18:25:11 UTC 2012

Thank you Olaf,

My latest testing was with 12.04 (which I had failed to mention). I will 
try the epkowa backend as you suggested.

I will keep you posted.

TIA ... TomH

On 08/29/2012 05:44 PM, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
> 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:
>    http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX
> Hope this helps,

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