Unsupported image scanner ...

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Thu Jul 10 19:17:58 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 07:42:24PM +0200, Peter Ulrich Kruppa wrote:
> Hi,
> I have got an unsupported USB image scanner (EPSON PERFECTION V300
> PHOTO) attached to my FreeBSD 10.0-STABLE amd64 .
> Though I would like to have some fun with it ... This is how far I got:
> # dmesg
> [...]
> ugen5.2: <EPSON> at usbus5
> # usbconfig list
> [...]
> ugen5.2: <EPSON Scanner EPSON> at usbus5, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH
> (480Mbps) pwr=ON (2mA)
> # sane-find-scanner -q
> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x0131 [EPSON
> Scanner]) at libusb:/dev/usb:/dev/ugen5.2
> but:
> # 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).
> So I typed a line into /usr/local/etc/sane.d/epson2.conf :
> 	usb 0x04b8 0x0131
> The result for scanimage -L remains the same as above. I wouldn't
> exactly expect my scanner to work, but at least it could identify
> itself. Perhaps there is a problem with file and device permissions?

Try using the “epson” backend instead of “epson2”; put the line
“usb 0x04b8 0x0131” in /usr/local/etc/sane.d/epson.conf.

Regarding permissions, on my system I created a group named "usb" of which I'm
a member. To give me access to USB devices, I put the following in

    add path 'da*' mode 0660 group usb
    add path 'msdosfs/*' mode 0660 group usb
    add path 'usb/*' mode 0660 group usb
    add path 'ugen*' mode 0660 group usb

This ruleset is activated in /etc/rc.conf;


Hope this helps,

R.F.Smith                                   http://rsmith.home.xs4all.nl/
[plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated]
pgp: 5753 3324 1661 B0FE 8D93  FCED 40F6 D5DC A38A 33E0 (keyID: A38A33E0)
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 819 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/attachments/20140710/31608cf7/attachment.sig>

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list