Scanning under Fedora
john at johnsdesign.net
Wed May 9 05:05:03 UTC 2007
Bill Davidsen wrote:
> I've been unable to get scanning working on any Fedora system,
> although I have had no similar problems on Slackware, and associates
> report success with MEPIS and Ubuntu. I have an Epson USB scanner,
> which is recognized, and I put the firmware in the proper directory,
> but after starting and the scanner is found. However, after uploading
> the firmware the device freezes with an i/o error.
> The scanner was tested on a friend's Windows box, it appears to be
> functional. Epson says Linux isn't supported but the firmware in the
> scanner should be fine, don't upload. I can't find a way to do that,
> since the sane complains if I comment out the firmware line.
> Is there a Fedora-specific document somewhere, or should I take the
> path of least resistance and just go back to Slackware?
Not sure if it makes a difference, but I plugged in my HP scanner last
night and xsane can't find it. I know the scanner has worked with fc6 in
the past. I noticed on the HP site the other day, the scanner is now
obsolete; hopefully, no one fudged with the kernel...
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