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I am trying to get my scanner to work in what is basically a customised Slackware installation. The scanner worked under Debian Wheezy (kernel 3.0, sane 1.0.14). I am now ...
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- 12-17-2011 #1
Umax 1220P scanner not detected
I am trying to get my scanner to work in what is basically a customised Slackware installation. The scanner worked under Debian Wheezy (kernel 3.0, sane 1.0.14).
I am now using a 2.6.37 kernel and sane 1.0.22. My parallel port is set to EPP (which is what this particular backend requires) and is correctly identified by the kernel:
parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
The parport and ppdev modules are loaded automatically.
Here are the relevant kernel configuration flags:
# CONFIG_PARPORT_SERIAL is not set
# CONFIG_PARPORT_GSC is not set
# CONFIG_PARPORT_AX88796 is not set
When I run scanimage -L as root with SANE_DEBUG_UMAX_PP set to 5 and SANE_DEBUG_UMAX_PP_LOW at 255, I get the attached error log.
Can anyone guide me as to what to do next?"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 12-20-2011 #2
I have egg on my face! It turned out to be a bad connector. I discovered today that my printer wasn't working either; cups thought it was printing but nothing actually got through. So I went over the whole parallel connector train and pushed all four of them in hard. After that the printer worked again and I suddenly realised that that might be what had stopped the scanner from being detected. So I tried again and this time it worked.
I can scan now - at least as root and with text originals. Pictures are lousy but there's plenty of time to fix that. I don't have much use for picture input anyway."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 12-20-2011 #3
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Thanks for returning with the solution, hazel... sooner or later, this will probably get someone else out of the same pickle.
Glad you are up and running again!oz