[sane-devel] Need help with Epson scanner problems-Fedora 20

Terry Duell tduell at iinet.net.au
Thu Jan 1 23:35:06 UTC 2015

On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 08:19:07 +1100, Terry Duell <tduell at iinet.net.au>  

> [snip]
>>> Now, finally, to the specifics of the problem.
>>> I can start Gimp and select File -> Create:XSane dialog and the XSane
>>> windows appear OK. I can select "Preview" and get a preview scan OK,  
>>> but
>>> when "Scan" is selected I get an error "Failed to start scanner: Error
>>> during device IO".
> [snip]
>> Is the scanner connected to a USB3 (often blue) port? If so, move it to
>> a USB 2 port. There are some issues with USB3 ports that got fixed
>> recently in GIT but are not in the Fedora version (nor most likely any
>> other Linux distro's version)
> I have tried both USB2 and USB3, and get the same behaviour.
> I might have a look at the latest GIT. I assume it would be the  
> sane-backends that I should build?
> The Fedora packaging ends up as 3 rpms ( sane-backends-drivers-scanners,  
> sane-backends-libs, sane-backends) which are probably all built from  
> sane-backends. I'll check the Fedora src.rpms to see how they do it.
> I'll come back when I know more, and hopefully others may have seen this  
> specific behaviour and can point to a solution.
> Thanks for your help.

Sorry, I should have replied to the list. That usually happens  

Terry Duell

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