[sane-devel] Problems with EPSON GT-6000

khk@khk.net khk@khk.net
Thu, 5 Dec 2002 13:05:17 -0500 (EST)


No, I don't mean the "cable", I mean an actual interface card that goes
into your computer.

From the log it looks like the scanner is not sending any data. The
Status: O

backend actually writes out a warning: It suspects that the parallel
port is not configured for bidirectional communication.

The backend finds the last byte that it wrote out when it tries to
read from the scanner.

This is not a problem with Sane or the EPSON backend, it's a problem
with the configuration of your parallel port.

I have no first hand experience with EPSON par port scanners. You should
check out Christian Bucher's site at http://www.calsoft.de/~christian/Epson/
He worked on the EPSON backend before I "adopted" it.

Karl Heinz

> On Thu, 2002-12-05 at 17:55, khk@khk.net wrote:
>> This usually is a sign for communication problems with the scanner.
>> Are you using the parallel port adapter that came with the scanner?
>
> If you mean the "cable" that came with the scanner, I don't know.
>
>> You can create a log file to see if the scanner is communicating at
>> all by executing the following commands:
>>
>> export SANE_DEBUG_EPSON=128
>> /usr/local/bin/scanimage -L > /tmp/scan.log 2>&1
>>
>> Please send the log file /tmp/scan.log to me.
>
> Attached you will find the log.
> When scanimage hangs, the display of the scanner shows "E-1"
> that means "interface error", according to a reference manual
> I have downloaded from the web.
>
>
>>
>> Karl Heinz
>>
>> > Hello, this is the first time that I write to this list.
>> >
>> > I have a parallel port Epson GT-6000 scanner.
>> > I have downloaded the latest version of the the sane
>> > backends and I have run the default compilation process:
>> >
>> > ./configure
>> > make
>> > make install
>> >
>> > After that, I have configured /usr/local/etc/sane.d/epson.conf. When
>> I run "scanimage" for listing the available
>> > devices, the program hangs after displaying the
>> > following message:
>> >
>> > cambados:/usr/local/sane-backends-1.0.9# /usr/local/bin/scanimage -L
>> [epson] Unknown type  or level @, using B3
>> >
>> > ┐How can I solve the problem?
>> >
>> > Thank you very much in advance.
>> >
>> >     Manuel Arenaz
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
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