I'm having vast amounts of problems with my Epson 1260 USB scanner under SuSE
8.1. I managed to get it working when I first bought it after having deleted
the 1.0.8 SANE packages that came with SuSE 8.1 and compiled my own backends,
frontends and xsane from the SANE project homepage. About a month ago a
friend borrowed the scanner to run on a Windows box, and I just recently got
it back, however now it doesn't work. The scanner still works from the
friends windows box, so it's not a hardware problem.
I've tried deleting all the SANE libraries, binaries and configs and retracing
my original steps (or at least as well as I can remember them), and have
spent all evening digging through the various documents and trying variations
on the config, like using the plustek and epson backends, coding the vendor
and product id's in the config files, I have the following two lines in
options scanner product=0x11d vendor=0x4b8
pre-install scanner /sbin/modprobe "scanner"
I've tried power cycling the scanner, plugging and unplugging (it does get
detected, shows in /var/log/messages), pre-compiled packages from
packman.links2linux.de, nothing seems to work.
One really strange thing, if I do
it spins off a whole load of child processes and eats up all the memory in the
system - 1Gb RAM and 1Gb of swap, making the system freeze - did I mention
I've tried resetting! :-( insmod|rmmod scanner works just fine.
One other thing I'm seeing is the following line in /var/log/messages when I
try and start xscanimage
scanner.c: open_scanner(0): Unable to access minor data
line repeats twice for (0) and then once for every number in the range 1 to 7
- presumably looking at /dev/usb/scanner[0-7]
I've tried remaking the device /dev/usb/scanner0 also, which made no
I know this thing works, but can't figure out where I'm going wrong. Anyone
got some pointers for me?