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Scanner test

August 23, 2008 — BarryK
Is there anyone who has a working scanner in 4.1alpah6?

There was one report of a USB scanner not working. Did it work with earlier puppies? Is it supposed to work with Sane?

If you have a USB scanner that should work but doesn't -- and this is important, it is no good reporting that your scanner does not work in 4.1alpha6 when it is not supported by Sane -- could you try this utility:

# sane-find-scanner

Here is the man page for this utility:


Username: Zigbert
sane-find-scanner reported this for my usb scanner 'epson perfection 2400 photo': found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x011b [EPSON Scanner]) at libusb:005:007 tells about complete support using the epson2 backend. Works great in Puppy 3.01, but not in Puppy 4.00 or in latest alphas

Mustek Scanner
Username: paulh
"Here's some results: Mustek 1200 UB Plus should be supported using 68xx backend according to however [code]# sane-find-scanner found USB scanner (vendor=0x05d8, product=0x4002, chip=GT-6801) at libusb:002:002 # scanimage -L device `gt68xx:libusb:002:002' is a Mustek BearPaw 1200 CU flatbed scanner[/code] [code]# xsane [gt68xx] Couldn't open firmware file (`/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/PS1fw.usb'): No such file or directory[/code] So I downloaded the firmware and placed it in the relevant directory. However then running xsane from the command line gives [code][xsane] ERROR: xsane-startimage not found. Looks like xsane is not installed correct.[/code] and although the interface windows pop up, if I try a scan or a preview, nothing happens except all the interface windows freeze. the scanner doesn't respond either.

Canon USB scanner
Username: darwinev0lved
"Plugged by Canon Lide 35 into my Samsung X05 laptop, fired up Xsane and it scanned first time. Nothing wrong here. Many thanks, Jon.

Epson found, fails
Username: prehistoric1
"My Epson Perfection 1650 photo is detected by sane-find-scanner. Still needs set up before scan. found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [Epson], product=0x0110 [Epson scanner] at lib usb:001:002

Lexmark x1185
Username: mcastles
"I have a usb scanner that is suppose to work with Sane, I did try other versions of Puppy to see if I could get it to work (I think it was puppy 3.01 for sure!) but that even happens to all the other Linux distro's out there with this scanner/printer, the printer works flawless in Puppy 4. Scans just don't work, recognizes the scanner, put the correct command line, the scanner makes a hum and it just go's back and forth continuously in little increments, won't stop unless I actually unplug the Usb cable.

just a note
Username: mcastles
"I have had the x1185 to scan once every while, usually the scan-image (backend) works (but only sometimes) using this type of command "scan-image --resolution 150 --paper-size Letter page.pnm" then hit enter, that gets it going, will it scan properly that I don't know.

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