[sane-devel] [sane-standard] Older Version

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 20:19:58 UTC 2016

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 4:11 PM, tom <thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/19/2016 02:51 PM, m. allan noah wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 3:39 PM, tom <thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 04/19/2016 06:27 AM, m. allan noah wrote:
>>>> The Expression 636 is listed as supported by the epson2 backend that
>>>> ships with sane. Does it not work for you?
>>> No. I was told by Linux Mint Forum that support for the 636 is no longer
>>> in
>>> the linux kernel. I am running Mint 17. I booted Fedora 5 live, and it
>>> would
>>> not run it either. I had it connected with parallel cable, and also
>>> parallel
>>> to USB cable. does sane work with either? I have adaptec card i could add
>>> to
>>> a 32 bit machine and connect with SCSI. What is epson2 backend? not
>>> familiar
>>> with that term. Something I add?
>> So is it not supported by the kernel, or not supported by sane. Those
>> are two different software packages.
>> allan
> I was told my mint forum that it is no longer supported by the kernel. How
> can I verify? I ran simple scan got message 'scanner (probably) detected -
> may or may not be supported by SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backends
> manual' I got no results from running scanimage -L

Let's keep the list included in the email, so there is some record.
You might also want to join the mailing list, since this could be a
long conversation :)

Try running the following at the terminal, as the root user:

SANE_DEBUG_EPSON2=255 scanimage -L

and lets see what kind of info you can find in the debugging log.

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