USB scanners on FBSD 5 - slightly OT
jujuberry at ntlworld.com
Sun Dec 14 12:05:05 GMT 2003
I have a USB scanner hooked up to a machine running FBSD 5.1. I have had
this working on Linux before, but my current debian setup requires writin=
hotplug script and I simply can't be bothered.
I have installed the sane-frontends and -backends with no problems. The
scanner is detected by the OS when it is plugged in:
Dec 14 10:52:50 jacob kernel: uscanner0: EPSON Scanner GT-7000, rev=20
1.00/1.04, addr 2
and /dev/uscanner0 is created.
and by usbdevs:
# usbdevs -v=20
addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root hub(0x0000),=20
Intel(0x0000), rev 1.00
port 1 addr 2: full speed, self powered, config 1, Scanner GT-7000(0x010=
EPSON(0x04b8), rev 1.04
port 2 powered
However, the scanner cannot be referenced by scanimage -L. Although other
sane tools were able to detect it:
found USB scanner (vendor=3D0x04b8, product=3D0x0101) at /dev/uscanner0
# Your USB scanner was detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.
I have also changed /usr/local/etc/sane.d/epson.conf and set it to refere=
the USB device.
And although the man page doesn't explicitly state that the USB version o=
this scanner is supported, I have scanned with it before. Looking at the
source for epson_usb.c shows:
SANE_Word sanei_epson_usb_product_ids  =3D
0x101, /* Perfection 636 */
which matches the id of the device (Perfection 636 is the US name of the
Anyone have any experience with scanners on FBSD and whether I am
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