Parallel port Scanner not found

James Leone linuxcpa at netscape.net
Tue Dec 3 06:35:10 CST 2002


Here is a thread from Lindows where they start to work this out....

Just a sampling of things going on....

James leone



>
> kreek at sbcglobal.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=kreek%40sbcglobal.net&Number=42261&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Journeyman 50+ posts)
> 11/16/02 04:32 PM
> Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Hi all, I have a Umax Astra 2200 USB scanner that is listed as fully 
> supported under Linux 
> <http://www.buzzard.org.uk/jonathan/scanners-usb.html> but I have been 
> unable to get it to run. I installed SANE and XSane but no luck. From 
> what I have read, that should be all I have to do. Anyone else get a 
> USB scanner to work? If so, HOW IN THE HECK DID YOU DO IT?!! This is 
> really frustrating.
>
> Neo Vita 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=Neo%20Vita&Number=45696&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Enthusiast 250+ posts)
> 11/25/02 10:46 AM
>
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Are you running 3.0? I think it dos better with USB stuff. Not sure on 
> that though.
>
> ka9yhd at covad.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=ka9yhd%40covad.net&Number=45757&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 11/25/02 02:07 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Have you tried typing in a console window sane-find-scanner
>
> I have the same problem with my HP ScanJet 6250 cse. Under USB 
> devices, Lindows sees the scanner. And the sane-find-scanner command 
> finds the scanner but Xsane keeps telling me that there is no device. 
> According to an engineer at Lindows they will have to get some more 
> files from the Xsane web site to fix the problem.
>
> Hang tight this will get resolved.
>
> frank754 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=frank754&Number=45873&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Enthusiast 250+ posts)
> 11/25/02 06:10 PM
>
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> as I was mentioning in another post, now that we have
> a lot of new users, there will be questions about a
> lot of hardware. If it is supported under Linux, we
> need to know if Lindows has included support for it as
> a module. Then the problem is which module to load,
> and perhaps if any aliases need to be set up. One good
> path to research is to see if any other users under any
> Linux distro has gotten it to work (search google) or
> if the hardware vendor knows anything, or if any
> particular branch of GNU/Linux implementation has developed
> or posted a particular way to get the device to work,
> or has some facts, how-to's or modules for it. This is
> a tough challenge, but I'm sure there are some good
> answers now for a lot of these devices.
>
>
> ka9yhd at covad.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=ka9yhd%40covad.net&Number=45888&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 11/25/02 06:56 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Well I guess I should of added the comment from David at Lindows to my 
> post.
>
> "Well, at least they're *different* errors! But seriously, we'll get 
> on the USB scanning issues soon. I suspect there are drivers from the 
> sane project that we need to add. SCSI scanning works fine for me."
>
>
>
>
>
> kreek at sbcglobal.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=kreek%40sbcglobal.net&Number=45917&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Journeyman 50+ posts)
> 11/25/02 08:04 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
>     In reply to:
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>     Have you tried typing in a console window sane-find-scanner
>
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> When I tried typing the command it simply says "command not found".
>
> ka9yhd at covad.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=ka9yhd%40covad.net&Number=46074&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 11/26/02 06:21 AM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Ok that tells me that you have from Click N Run Xsane but do not have 
> the Sane libraries. Once you are in CNR type Sane into a search window 
> and click on go. CNR any libraries for Sane. After you have CNR'ed the 
> Sane libraries to your computer then you can type sane-find-scanner. 
> You should get a report something similar to this:
>
> sane-find-scanner: found USB scanner (vendor = 0x03f0, product = 
> 0x0201) at device /dev/usb/scanner0
>
> Also check to see if Lindows finds your scanner on the USB port by 
> clicking on the "L" then "settings" then "advanced settings" then 
> "information". Now click on USB Devices. When the USB Devices window 
> comes up you should see in the left window a USB hub then under it 
> "scanner". In the right window there should be a description of the 
> device.
>
> kreek at sbcglobal.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=kreek%40sbcglobal.net&Number=46160&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Journeyman 50+ posts)
> 11/26/02 10:15 AM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Ok, making progress. The command "sane-find-scanner" finds my scanner 
> now, but Xsane now says "xsane:no devices available"
> Any ideas what to do next? (by the way, you guys have been great)
>
> ka9yhd at covad.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=ka9yhd%40covad.net&Number=46250&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 11/26/02 01:55 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Any ideas what to do next?...... Yes wait for an update to Xsane in CNR.
>
> Here is a copy of the email that I received from Kai Chen at Lindows:
>
> "Hi! Thank you for your reply. We are working on those problems, and 
> will put a new version of Xsane to warehouse. Hopefully that will 
> solve your problem(s). I will let you know when it up and ready for 
> CNR. Thanks again."
>
> Some work still needs to be done to Xsane so it will work with USB 
> scanners. As for now SCSI scanners work.
>
> kreek at sbcglobal.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=kreek%40sbcglobal.net&Number=46269&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Journeyman 50+ posts)
> 11/26/02 02:47 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
>     In reply to:
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>     "Hi! Thank you for your reply. We are working on those problems,
>     and will put a new version of Xsane to warehouse. Hopefully that
>     will solve your problem(s). I will let you know when it up and
>     ready for CNR. Thanks again."
>
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
> Could you please post a little note here when he tells you it's been 
> updated?
> Thanks.
>
> Michael_uk 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=Michael_uk&Number=46280&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Old Hand 750+ posts)
> 11/26/02 03:07 PM
>
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Forgive me but I've not understood too much of these posts.
>
> I followed the advice given here 
> <http://www.buzzard.org.uk/jonathan/scanners-usb.html> and bought an 
> Epson Perfection 2400 Photo USB scanner. The Epsons are strongly 
> recommended for Linux/Lindows and are fully supported in SANE.
>
> The scanner is showing under USB Devices in the advanced setting but 
> there is no way I can find of actually using my new scanner. Are we 
> saying here that although this make and model are fully supported by 
> SANE and are strongly recommended for Linux/Lindows because of Epson's 
> support that they still won't run in Lindows?
>
> Please forgive me for not being not too quick on the uptake here, 
> having a bit of a rough time, but I would really appreciate if someone 
> could explain simply what I'm doing wrong and need to do .. or why 
> Lindows isn't supporting a piece of kit that is fully supported for 
> this platform? I am running v3!
>
> ka9yhd at covad.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=ka9yhd%40covad.net&Number=46285&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 11/26/02 03:16 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Michael:
> No there is nothing wrong with Epson. The problem is that some extra 
> files need to be added to Xsane so it will work with USB scanners. 
> Currently Xsane works with SCSI (scuzzy) scanners. An update to Xsane 
> will be coming and it is quite possible that when the update has been 
> added to CNR a Lindows engineer will post here to let us know. If for 
> some reason they do not then I will let you guys know.
>
> Michael_uk 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=Michael_uk&Number=46296&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Old Hand 750+ posts)
> 11/26/02 03:28 PM
>
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Thanks Robert, much appreciated.
>
> Chris (medico_2001) 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=Chris%20%28medico_2001%29&Number=46449&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 11/26/02 09:25 PM
>
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> I Would like somebody to try this and see if it works:
>
> Installation of USB scanners in LindowsOS... (provided they are 
> supported by SANE!)
>
> Instructions:
>
> * First of all, check that your scanner is supported by SANE:
> http://www.buzzard.org.uk/jonathan/scanners-usb.html
> * Power on your scanner.
> A scanner file should appear in /dev/usb.
> You can also run 'usbview' and check that your scanner is properly 
> recognized (install usbview from CNR).
> * Download and compile SANE from its sources.
> To download go to: ftp://ftp.mostang.com/pub/sane/sane-1.0.9/
> the newest file is: sane-backends-1.0.9.tar.gz
> *Go to the directory where you downloaded the file and uncompress it, 
> then open a console windows and
> type:
> ./configure
> make
> make install
>
> * Edit the /usr/local/etc/sane.d/.conf SANE configuration file 
> corresponding to your vendor
> (epson.conf in this example). Add the below line and comment out all 
> the rest: usb /dev/usb/scanner0
>
> it will look something like this:
>
> # here are examples for how to configure the EPSON backend
> # scsi EPSON
> # option color_correction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
> #
> #pio 0x278
> #pio 0x378
> #pio 0x3BC
> #scsi EPSON
> # /dev/scanner
> usb /dev/usb/scanner0
>
> *to check if the scanner is working open a console window and type:
> cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
>
> it should output something like this (check the P: output):
>
> T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2
> B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0
> D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
> P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 0.00
> S: Product=USB UHCI Root Hub
> S: SerialNumber=dc00
> C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 0mA
> I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
> E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=255ms
> T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
> D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
> P: Vendor=04b8 ProdID=010b Rev= 1.04
> S: Manufacturer=EPSON
> S: Product=Perfection1240
> C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 2mA
> I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
> E: Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl= 0ms
> E: Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl= 0ms
>
> * To check if the scanner is working, from a console windows type
> scanimage -L
>
> if it is working it should output something like:
> device `epson:/dev/usb/scanner0' is a Epson Perfection1240 flatbed 
> scanner
>
> now type: scanimage -T
> (it will scan an image from your scanner)
>
> * Install:
> xsane from CNR (version 0.84-2) -this is the frontend (GUI)
> if you have a Epson scanner go 
> to:http://www.epkowa.co.jp/english/linux_e/lsd_dwn_e.html
> and download their program (frontend)
>
> Chris (medico_2001) 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=Chris%20%28medico_2001%29&Number=46480&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 11/27/02 12:18 AM
>
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> if after you issue the 'scanimage -L' command you get the following 
> message
>
> No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
> check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
> find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation 
> which came
> with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
>
> follow these instructions:
>
> Open a console window and type:
>
> modprobe scanner vendor=0x04b8 product=0x010
>
> The vendor and product id copy it from the table below:
>
> * (0x04b8, 0x0103) - Perfection 610
> * (0x04b8, 0x0101) - Perfection 636
> * (0x04b8, 0x010c) - Perfection 640
> * (0x04b8, 0x0104) - Perfection 1200U/Photo
> * (0x04b8, 0x010b) - Perfection 1240
> * (0x04b8, 0x0112) - Perfection 2450 (GT-9700 in the Japanese market)
> * (0x04b8, 0x0106) - Stylus Scan 2500
> * (0x04b8, 0x0107) - Expression 1600
> * (0x04b8, 0x010a) - Expression 1640SU/Photo
> * (0x04b8, 0x0110) - Perfection 1650
> * (0x04b8, 0x010e) - Expression 1680
>
> after that type: lsmod
> You should get something like this:
>
> Module Size Used by
> scanner 4768 0 (unused) <---(this is the important info)
> ppp_deflate 40352 0 (autoclean)
> bsd_comp 4080 0 (autoclean)
>
> if everything is working modify the /etc/modules.conf adding the 
> following line:
>
> options scanner vendor=0x04b8 product=0x010b <---(these numbers 
> depending on your scanner model)
>
> Now try it again,type:
> scanimage -L
> it should output:
> device `epson:/dev/usb/scanner0' is a Epson Perfection1240 flatbed 
> scanner
>
> if it does, type:
> scanimage -T
> and it should scan something from your scanner
>
>
> Let me know.
>
> ka9yhd at covad.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=ka9yhd%40covad.net&Number=46530&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 11/27/02 05:39 AM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Kwelness! Looks good. One thing you might want to add for people that 
> are new to this is the unzip command:
> tar -zxvf sane-backends-1.0.9.tar.gz
> or
> gzip dc sane-backends-1.0.9.tar.gz | tar xvf -
>
> Whichever you prefer.
>
> kreek 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=kreek&Number=46763&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Journeyman 50+ posts)
> 11/27/02 06:20 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Still doesn't work. When I type scanimage -L, it just gives me.
>
>     In reply to:
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>     No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something
>     different,
>     check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
>     sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the
>     documentation
>     which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
>
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
> njbruce at snip.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=njbruce%40snip.net&Number=47622&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Journeyman 50+ posts)
> 12/01/02 01:34 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Chris, THANK YOU for your research into this issue. Because of your 
> info, I now have my Epson Perfection 610 USB scanner working! I think 
> I may have found a much easier way to get USB scanners working. See 
> what you think.
>
> 1. Download the "libsane" library from CNR. You'll have to do a search 
> for it, it's listed under Untested.
> 2. In "My Computer" go to etc/sane.d and click on the icon that 
> represents your scanner manufacturer (in my case, it was EPSON.CONF). 
> The configuration file will open in Text Editor.
> 3. Look for any lines that do not have a pound sign (#) in front of 
> them, and put one there.
> 4. Look for a line that begins with #USB and REMOVE the pound sign. 
> Also, make sure that there is a forward slash between 'usb' and 
> 'scanner'. In my case, the line was "#usb /dev/usbscanner0" and I 
> changed it to "usb /dev/usb/scanner0". Save the changes and exit Text 
> Editor.
> 5. It wouldn't hurt to REBOOT Lindows (do not do a Quick Restart) at 
> this point. I'm not sure if this is absolutely necessary, but I 
> recommend it.
> 6. After Lindows reboots, open a Console window and type "scanimage 
> -L" to see if your scanner is now listed.
> It will look something like "device `epson:/dev/usb/scanner0' is a 
> Epson Perfection610 flatbed scanner".
> 7. Download XSANE from CNR. Enjoy!
>
> ka9yhd at covad.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=ka9yhd%40covad.net&Number=47703&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 12/01/02 06:43 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Well I tried your suggestion of Remming out all lines in the hp.conf 
> file and I had to add the line usb/dev/usb/scanner0 After a reboot 
> scanimage -L does not find the scanner but sane-find-scanner and usb 
> devices, in Lindows, both see the scanner.
>
> njbruce at snip.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=njbruce%40snip.net&Number=47730&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Journeyman 50+ posts)
> 12/01/02 08:29 PM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Sorry to hear that you still have problems. I would like to know what 
> sane-find-scanner reports to you. On my system, all I have showing in 
> the hp.conf file is:
>
> scsi HP
> /dev/scanner
>
> Whereas, in my epson.conf file, there was already a line starting with 
> 'usb'. I wonder if that's an indication that you do not need to place 
> 'usb' in front of your line? It's worth trying. Of course, I don't 
> have an HP scanner. I'm just wondering if your .conf file shows more 
> content.
>
> In your reply, you are not showing a space between the first 'usb' and 
> the rest of the line. Make sure that you have a space there, and 
> whatever sane-find-scanner reports as a device, place it after the 
> 'usb ' on that line.
>
> After you check all this and if it still doesn't work, I saw where 
> your driver was still considered to be in Beta. Hopefully it won't be 
> too long before it is finalized and it will work for you. Good luck.
>
> linuxtax.com 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=linuxtax.com&Number=47781&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Enthusiast 250+ posts)
> 12/02/02 12:14 AM
>
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> Maybe a script can be made for this. Let me know if that is what you 
> would like.
>
> James Leone
>
> ka9yhd at covad.net 
> <https://forum.lindows.com/forum/showprofile.php?Cat=&User=ka9yhd%40covad.net&Number=47795&Board=hardware&what=showflat&page=&view=&sb=&o=&fpart=&vc=1>
> (Veteran 1000+ posts)
> 12/02/02 06:39 AM
> Re: Umax Astra 2200 USB Scanner
>
>
> sane-find-scanner: found USB scanner (vendor = 0x03f0, product = 
> 0x0201) at device /dev/usb/scanner0
>
> Vendor = 0x03f0 is HP
> product = 0x0201 is the ScanJet 6200 or 6250 The only difference is 
> the 6250 is a 6200 with a document feeder on it.
>
> Also USB Devices in Lindows shows the scanner as an HP 6250
> scanimange -L comes back with no device.
>
> And the HP.conf file only shows
> scsi HP
> /dev/scanner
>
> So I added the line usb dev/usb/scanner and remmed out the other two 
> lines. So it looks like
>
> #scsi HP
> #/dev/scanner
> usb /dev/usb/scanner0
>





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