[sf-lug] Hi; about that printer you got for your setup?
a_kleider at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 14 00:06:34 PST 2010
Thanks for the tip(s,) Akkana. My scanner is an Epson (I think it's model 2450) that my wife had working very well connected to her MacPro before she upgraded to a newer model. I'm away from it currently but will try what you suggest when I get back to it at the end of the week. I don't know much about udev but will try to figure things out.
a_kleider at yahoo.com
--- On Mon, 12/13/10, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> From: Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com>
> Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Hi; about that printer you got for your setup?
> To: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> Date: Monday, December 13, 2010, 7:12 PM
> > Quoting Alex Kleider (a_kleider at yahoo.com):
> > > Scanners: BAD! I have an Epson scanner that I'd
> like to put into use
> > > but I've been unsuccessful. There was an article
> about this subject in
> > > Linux Journal recently but that didn't help.
> Rick Moen writes:
> > The key is to research the driver support in SANE,
> preferably in its
> > current stable version rather than just the
> development (git) version,
> > _before_ acquiring hardware -- and not buy bottom-end,
> difficult, or
> > eccentric (e.g., all-in-one designs, ones connecting
> via parallel ports,
> Even with good scanners that are well supported by SANE,
> it's common
> for scanners to show up with the wrong permissions. Most
> don't seem to test scanners much. Alex, have you tried
> sane-find-scanner or just xsane as root?
> If it works as root but not as a normal user, you might
> need to make
> a udev rule. I had to do that for my Epson Perfection 2400
> in Hardy
> (yes, I know Hardy was a long time ago, but I've been
> upgrading that
> machine since then so I still have the old udev rule):
> If the udev rules attached to the bug don't have a rule for
> scanner, add one using the vendor and product IDs from your
> You can get those IDs from lsusb when the scanner is
> in and turned on (find the line from your scanner and look
> the ID 058f:6362 part -- that's vendor:product) or by
> running dmesg
> after you turn your scanner on.
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