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rheya

Joined: 24 Mar 2009
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Location: Barcelona - Spain

PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar 2009, 13:31    Post_subject:  my scanner doesn't work...  

hi,
I have a epson stylus DX 3800 and I run a live CD puppy 412.
I succeeded to make printing work ( thanks to this wonderful forum ) , but the scanner doesn't ( it's a multifunction ) , no matter how much I try to open xsane ( it says NO DEVICE AVAILABLE )
please help
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muggins

Joined: 20 Jan 2006
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Location: lisbon

PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar 2009, 19:10    Post_subject:  

Rheya,

on this sane page it, (for some reason?), has two listings for the DX3800, each one with a different sane backend driver, epson & epson2.

I looked at the file /etc/sane.d/dll.conf, with a text editor, and they're both uncommented, so I wonder whether if you put a commented out epson, (by putting a # in front of it & saving), whether that would make any difference?

Or, this page suggests that IScan could be the solution. In which case you could try installing ttuuxxx's X-sane-iscan.pet.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Apr 2009, 07:30    Post_subject:  

Woops,

tttuuxxx's XSane+Iscan is now located here(User=puppy, pword=linux):

http://puppylinux.ca/tpp/ttuuxxx/programs/office/X-sane-iscan.pet
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