[sane-devel] sane for epson xp-630

Edwin Ancaer eancaer at gmail.com
Thu May 10 06:23:17 BST 2018

Hi guys,

thank you for your answers. There seems to be no package nor port for
utsushi in FreeBSD 11.1, so I would like to avoid that.

For using USB,  I had to solve a permission problem: I can detect the
scanner on the usb port as root,

found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x110c) at libusb:002:002

but not as an ordinary user.

It took me some time to answer, because had to refresh my knowledge on
permissions and groups and users, and try out different recepies I found on
the internet. I ended up creating a group USB, with me in it, giving the
following situation:

[edwin at ottopedi /dev]$ pw group show usb
[edwin at ottopedi /dev]$ ls -al ugen*
lrw-rw----  1 root  usb  9 May 10 06:47 ugen0.1 -> usb/0.1.0
lrw-rw----  1 root  usb:*:1002:edwin
[edwin at ottopedi /dev]$ usb  9 May 10 06:47 ugen1.1 -> usb/1.1.0
lrw-rw----  1 root  usb  9 May 10 06:47 ugen1.2 -> usb/1.2.0
lrw-rw----  1 root  usb  9 May 10 06:47 ugen2.1 -> usb/2.1.0
lrw-rw----  1 root  usb  9 May 10 06:47 ugen2.2 -> usb/2.2.0

I admit not being a specialist in system administration, but I think the
above says that members of group usb should have read and write access to
the usb devices?

Could you tell me where  I'm thinking wrong?

Thanks again


2018-05-05 9:35 GMT+02:00 Edwin Ancaer <eancaer at gmail.com>:

> Hello,
> I contact this list to ask if someone can help with the  installation of
> Sane for the Epson XP-630 on FreeBSD 11.1, for access over the network.
>  I installed the  following packages :
>     sane-backends-1.0.27_1
>     xsane-0999_6
> I use the backend epson2, in which I added the network address of the
> XP-630 with the net option. The command scanimage -L recognizes the scanner
> as Epson PID 110C flatbed scanner.
> So far, so good.
> When I start the scan with  xsane, the printer says to be scanning, bu
> after a few  get the error 'Failed to start scanner, Error during device
> I/O' in xsane. Sometimes, the printer continues to say 'Scanning', but
> mostly I get the message 'Turn the power on and off again'.
> Am I using the wrong backend here, should I install iscan or.... I do not
> find a clear answer on the internet, and what stops me from trying iscan is
> that there seems to be no version for freeBSD.
> Can anybody help?
> Thanks,
> Edwin Ancaer
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