[sane-devel] Installing scanner (Philips MFD6020, Mac OS)

Marie-Regine mregine.sapir at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 11:45:07 UTC 2013

Hi list,

Here comes yet another newbie with a request for help installing their  
scanner. Mine is a used Philips MFD 6020 which I am trying to install  
under Mac OS 10.6.8. The printer works, the scanner does not: The  
frontend doesn't show any devices in the list.

Although the scanner is not listed among the devices supported by  
SANE, the the  manufacturer's instructions say to install the TWAIN  
SANE Interface for Mac OS X and then the drivers in the package  
downloaded from their homepage. This I did, and since it didn't work,  
I first had a look at the TWAIN SANE Frequently Asked Questions, and  
from there went on to read the documentation on the SANE website.

It looks like my scanner is detected, but the SANE backend may not be  
configured correctly for my printer. Unfortunately, I don't know what  
backend my printer is supposed to use, so I'm stuck. Here is the  
output from the Terminal in Mac OS:

$ sane-find-scanner
found USB scanner (vendor=0x079b [MFPrinter], product=0x0093 [ Laser  
Pro LL2 1]) at libusb:001:003-079b-0093-00-00

$ scanimage -L
No scanners were identified.

Can anyone help? Where do I go from here?

- MR

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