[sane-devel] Mustek scanner

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 02:53:22 UTC 2012

If I recall correctly, the driver that mustek provides does not have
all its source code included, so it cannot be made a part of
sane-backends. Perhaps someday someone who wants this scanner to work
with truly free software will write a backend for it.


On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 3:54 PM, T.Kovács család
<t.kovacs.csalad at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry, Y need to repeat my problem.
> My Mustek scanner theoretically works well with sane, but it is not
> recognized automatically.
> After the installing of an old backend (from the official Mustek site),
> works just in SUDO mode.
> On 64 bit system it could not be used anyway.
> Any help on fixing the backend in the SANE official package, for automatic
> use in the future?
> Thanks for Your attention!
> 2012. március 5. 21:09 T.Kovács család írta, <t.kovacs.csalad at gmail.com>:
>> Dear SANE developers!
>> Y have a Mutek ScanExpress A3 USB 1200 Pro scanner.
>> It hase a driver on the Mustek official page, which I was able to use with
>> Ubuntu 10.4.
>> http://www.mustek.com.tw/apprg/countdriverdownloadtimes?LINK=ftp://ftp.mustek.com.tw/pub//driver/A3IIIU2/600DPI/Linux/1LV1019/libsane_1.0.19-1_i386.deb&DRIVERFILEID=447
>> On Ubuntu 11.10 it can't be installed due to the late sane version
>> (1.0.19). But it is possible to use the backend from it
>> (libsane-mustek_usb2.so.1.0.19), installed manually. But unfortunatelly the
>> SCANIMAGE finds the scanner just in sudo mode.
>> On the system in 64 bit, it is not possible to use in any configuration.
>> It should be possible to integrate this driver in Sane proiect, to be used
>> automatically in the future?
>> Or maibe, it is just a case of settings?
>> There is a forum or a help-list for this scanner?
>> The output of sane-find-scanner is:
>> found USB scanner (vendor=0x055f, product=0x040b, chip=SQ113?) at
>> libusb:002:004
>> Thank You for helping!
>> T.K.Aron (Arhitect)
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