Using scanner with FreeBSD. A nightmare!

Rob stopspam at
Wed Jun 9 20:27:35 PDT 2004

Warren Block wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Rob wrote:
>> The scanner is connected via USB. I unplugged it, plugged it back again.
>> This is what I get in the console:
>>   uscanner0: at uhub1 port 1 (addr 2) disconnected
>>   uscanner0: detached
>>   uscanner0: Hewlett-Packard HP ScanJet 5200C, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 2
> Okay, I think you already said that sane-find-scanner finds it.  For 
> comparison, here's mine:
> speedy# sane-find-scanner /dev/uscanner0
>   # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make 
> sure that
>   # you have loaded a SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.
> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x010a) at /dev/uscanner0
> Now it's just a matter of specifying the scanner device name in 
> /usr/local/etc/sane.d/hp.conf.  My copy of SANE has this for the 5200C:
> usb 0x03f0 0x0401
> These should match the codes returned by your scanner.  If they don't, 
> add another line to hp.conf.  Then, *I think* you need the line
> /dev/uscanner0
> at the end of the hp.conf file.

This is exactly the point where I get confused.

# cat /usr/local/etc/sane.d/hp.conf | grep -v "^#"
usb 0x03f0 0x0401
#  sane-find-scanner -v
checking /dev/uscanner0... open ok, but vendor and product could NOT be identified
found USB scanner (UNKNOWN vendor and product) at device /dev/uscanner0


I get the impression that hp.conf is not read at all, because I created an
hp.conf with nonsense contents, but sane-find-scanner was not bothered.
I then did "setenv SANE_CONFIG_DIR /usr/local/etc/sane.d" to be sure. To
no avail.

Anymore ideas?


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