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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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    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=m
    CONFIG_PARPORT_PC=m
    # CONFIG_PARPORT_SERIAL is not set
    CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_FIFO=y
    CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_SUPERIO=y
    # CONFIG_PARPORT_GSC is not set
    # CONFIG_PARPORT_AX88796 is not set
    CONFIG_PARPORT_1284=y
    CONFIG_PNP=y
    CONFIG_PNP_DEBUG_MESSAGES=y

    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?
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    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.
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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

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