[sane-devel] Epson WorkForce DS-1630

Isabelle Barbe ia.barbe at laposte.net
Tue Nov 14 12:02:53 UTC 2017

Hi Olaf !

Thank you very much. It will help in making our minds in buying a new 

Yes, my mother had first a scanner Canon 5600F 
; because it was recognised by no-one except by Linux, my mother bought 
a new scanner which scan 1 line instead of 2 lines... She changed it 
with the Epson XP-435 which was enable to work properly... each time she 
wanted to use it, that never works and I had to download and to install 
the drivers each time I go and see her...
Now she is really fed up and wants to be sure, if she buys a new one, it 
will happen nothing wrong and she can use her scanner each times she 
wants and without asking me to help her.

As far as the scanner Canon 5600F is concerned, I have to do 3 tests to 
let it probably work... if I can't, she will buy a new scanner with 
angry this time...

Have a nice day !

Le 12/11/2017 à 13:09, Olaf Meeuwissen a écrit :
> 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
>> !!!).
> That's
>    https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=315720&group_id=30186&atid=410366
> 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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