Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158049
scanning hangs and does nothing on Epson Perfection 1260
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:10:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
Run xsane, select "Plustek" scanner in the dialog box (Epson Perfection 1260 can be operated with the "Plustek USB" driver), begin scanning or ask for the preview.
Nothing happens, it looks the scanning program is locked in place.
Ditto for running scanimage from the command line.
The very same scanner scans perfectly with Fedora Core 1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sane-backends Relocations: (not relocatable)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in Epson Perfection 1260 (may work for other scanners)
2. Run xsane
3. Try scanning image
Actual Results: The scanner does not start, the scanning window does not show content.
Expected Results: It should have begun scanning.
Please try this:
SANE_DEBUG_PLUSTEK=255 scanimage >/dev/null 2>debug.log
and attach debug.log.
The exact same scanner works with Epson's official driver (iscan under xsane).
Created attachment 116238 [details]
scanning with the plustek driver
SANE_DEBUG_PLUSTEK=255 scanimage -d plustek:libusb:002:009 >/dev/null
A subsequent scanning with the same command line worked.
That's weird -- the log output looks like a successful scan. :-/
It appears that the scanner (which was able a few days ago to scan documents) no
longer works, even with Epson's driver under Windows. Makes strange noises.
Maybe "experimental" drivers broke it (I already had to get it serviced because
a broken Sane driver caused a fuse to blow up inside the scanner.)
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 4 are no longer supported. If you could retest
this issue on a current release or on the latest development / test version, we
would appreciate that. Otherwise, this bug will be marked as CANTFIX one month
from now. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
epson pervection V100 photo stopped working after update on fc7 (latest packages)...
its getinng jammed after using gui frontend of iscan app or xsane... it should
do a scann or previev and nothing happens.... after few seconds a massge box
tells that scanner dosn't responds on "orders"
during boot proces there are massges like that
Nov 8 18:06:22 localhost udevd: add_to_rules: invalid ATTRS operation
Nov 8 18:06:23 localhost udevd: add_to_rules: invalid rule
as many as lines in 60_iscan.rules file...
tested on user/root - same situation means its not a problem of privileges (I gues)
sane-find-scanner works fine... recognize the hardware as previously...
i think one of that packages is responsible for the mess...
I used avasys software:
way to chceck the bug...
install fc 7 without any updates and look if scanner works...
I did that from cd since I have no dvd drive in my test comp... had to make na
because dependencies of iscan packages):
the scanner dosen't work but with an old package udev-106-4.fc7.... messages
during the boot has gone :)
if somebody would do a new install from dvd without updates its possible to
check if its works but I'm sure it is...
I've changed the product version to F7 (from FC4 test 3).
(In reply to comment #8)
> epson pervection V100 photo stopped working after update on fc7 (latest
> its getinng jammed after using gui frontend of iscan app or xsane... it should
> do a scann or previev and nothing happens.... after few seconds a massge box
> tells that scanner dosn't responds on "orders"
> during boot proces there are massges like that
> Nov 8 18:06:22 localhost udevd: add_to_rules: invalid ATTRS operation
> Nov 8 18:06:23 localhost udevd: add_to_rules: invalid rule
> as many as lines in 60_iscan.rules file...
This file isn't part of sane-backends (or Fedora), please attach it to the bug
report. I guess that it uses an old syntax that doesn't work with current udev
Created attachment 290572 [details]
I solve a bug by simple copying 60_iscan.rules content into 60-libsane.rules...
You are right that probably it's not a place for reporting problems with 3rd
party software like epson-avasys iscan/iscan-plugins... may mistake... but I'm a
I have an idea how to improve fedora to avoid such stupid situations with espon
scaners (the only flatbedded devices with official Linux support from manufacturer)
Since my last post I do small research and nowadays only OpenSuse provides
iscan/iscan-plugin packages... moreover there are two versions... one closed and
The idea is to incorporate into fedora repos all familly of iscan-free packages
using OpenSuse experiences...
I hope you will be so kind and help to convert my thread into something like
todo in near future
I have no idea how to do that and I'm afraid of annoying somebody witch my lack
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