F14 scanner no longer recognised!

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 20:08:49 UTC 2011

Until a few months ago my scanner attached to the usb port on my
machine was working fine under F14.

It needed a simple:
Add two lines to /lib/udev/rules.d/65-libsane.rules under the Samsung Lines:

# Samsung SCX-4500W
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="342b", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

and then firing up the Gimp I could scan immediately - however I have
not used the scanner for a few months and today when I needed it there
it is not recognised.

I tried (as root):

sane-find-scanner - and it gives:

"found USB scanner (vendor=0x04e8 [Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.],
product=0x342b [SCX-4500W Series]) at libusb:001:002"

but yet:
"[root at home1 ~]# scanimage -L

No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages)."

My original config is still as it was (I checked) - and also the
/etc/sane.d/dll.conf still contains the "xerox_mfp" entry at the
bottom that used to be needed.

I also made selinux permissive in case that was the issue - and it was
the same -

Does anyone know if something has changed in F14 recently that may
have been the cause of this change to scanner recognition - or a way
to work around this?


mike c

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