[sane-devel] Epson WorkForce DS-1630

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sun Nov 12 12:09:15 UTC 2017

Hi Isabelle,

Isabelle Barbe writes:

> Hi Olaf and Ralph !
> Thank you very much for your prompt answer.
> The last one was the XP-435, supported by their Image Scan V3, too,
> but XP-435 wasn't able to work properly with the SANE :( I had always
> to install the drivers before using it.  It was so upsetting that we
> throught it away and bought a new Printer (Canon IP110) and now we are
> looking for a scanner which works with Linux (Image Scan V3 doesn't
> run properly in Linux and was enable to recognise this d.. scanner
> !!!).



right?  Sorry that didn't work out for you.

> As far as the WorkForce DS-1630 is concerned I've read that SANE doesn't
> run with USB3 ? and in the french description (easier to read when we
> are Frenches) I read that this one is just working with USB-3...

SANE does work with USB-3 in a large number of cases but sometimes
people run into trouble.  This most often happens with old versions of
libsane and/or older Linux kernel versions.

If the DS-1630 truly only works with USB-3, then you should check the
USB ports on your computer first.  If those aren't USB-3, there is no
point in buying a DS-1630.

That said, USB-3 devices should fall back to using USB-2 (e.g. if the
computer only has USB-2 ports) and still work but with a possible
decrease in data throughput (i.e. your scans will go slower).

Hope this helps,
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