[sane-devel] Re: Sane-devel digest, Vol 1 #468 - 6 msgs
10 Jul 2002 21:36:15 +0200
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 11:14:16 +0200
> From: Henning Meier-Geinitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [sane-devel] epson 1240u doesnt work with new slack 8.1
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 08:37:26AM +0200, luk wrote:
> > i have just installed successfullt the new slack 8.1.
> > The only thing that doesnt work is my scanner epson 1240u which is perfectly
> > linux-compatible (and in fact it's been recognized immediately by every
> > other distro, including rh, mandrake, suse, libranet ecc).
> > With slack, i tried scanning from the command line but all i got was the
> > message "scanimage:no SANE device found" which its obviously not true, since
> > i did all the homework setting the right USB entries on the kernel compiling
> > and even created " mknod /dev/usbscanner c 180 48" but after booting
> > successfully the new kernel the result is the same: it doesn't "see" my
> > scanner.
> > Any help?
> If the kernel doesn't see your scanner, you should tell him, for what
> to look :-) Have a look at the output of "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices".
> You should find a lines like that:
> T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
> D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
> P: Vendor=055f ProdID=0006 Rev= 1.00
> C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=496mA
> I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=usbscanner
> E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 2 Ivl=0ms
> E: Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
> E: Ad=83(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=1ms
> That's for a Mustek scanner, but Epson should look similar. If there
> is a "Driver=(none)", your USB system has detected the scanner, but
> ther scanner driver hasn't. In this case note the vendor and device
> ids (from line "P:") and try:
> rmmod scanner; modprobe scanner vendor=0x055f product=0x0006
> Use your ids instead the Mustek ones. Try cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
> Now sane-find-scanner should find your scanner. Ream man sane-epson
> and edit epson.conf.
> By the way, the "unable to access minor data" errors can be ignored.
I've tried to do "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices" but all i got was:
"No such files or directory.
bah. I am wondering if i have to put this f...ing slackware down the
trash since all the other distro i tried recognized the scanner with
little or no manual intervention at all.