AMD64 and Scanners

Oliver Sampson olsam at
Mon Jul 21 17:13:12 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 12:23 +0000, g wrote:
> Oliver Sampson wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > I've just upgraded my Linux system from the motherboard up,
> congratulations.
> > and there
> > are just a couple of hic-coughs left to clear up before everthing gets
> > to be hunky-dory.
> so now it is time to 'pat it on back a little harder'.
> > There seems to be a problem with the Avasys drivers and the 64 bit
> > architecture.
> problem being?

It doesn't work. And it looks like the Avasys drivers aren't supported
in the 64 bit environment.

> > I'd like to be able to use my scanner, an Epson Perfection
> > V10, (which worked wonderfully with FC6 on my i386 system). Is there a
> > way to do this?
> which is serial, parallel, usb?


> yes there usually is a way.

That's good news.

> what have you done so far?
> 'man sane', 'man xsane'?
> is scanner being recognized?

It's being seen using sane-find-scanner. But an attemt to use xsane or
iscan fails.

> have you check 'sane' and 'xsane' sites?

yes, and they all point back to the Avasys site for the Epson scanners.

> i need to go offline for a couple hours. i am actually trying to get
> you to 'pat harder' so others can help you get 'burp' you need.

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