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Compatibility of the Irisscan executive 4 scanner
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Alex ARNAUD
2017-09-14 09:31:01 UTC
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Dear all,

I install Debian GNU/Linux on computer for visual-impaired users and
I've a request about the compatibility of a Irisscan executive 4 scanner.

I've sought on the internet without finding any specific data about this
model.

Do you know if this model is compatible with Sane and if yes where I
could find a tutorial to install it?

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Olaf Meeuwissen
2017-09-28 13:45:10 UTC
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Hi Alex,
Post by Alex ARNAUD
Dear all,
I install Debian GNU/Linux on computer for visual-impaired users and
I've a request about the compatibility of a Irisscan executive 4 scanner.
I've sought on the internet without finding any specific data about this
model.
Based on a quick `git grep -i iris` on the sane-backends source code,
the only Irisscan device known to be supported is the "Express 2". If
the "executive 4" has a USB port, could you provide the USB product ID?

Connect the device, power it up, run `lsusb` and post the output.

Maybe that will turn up extra information. I am sceptical about
that though, but see below.
Post by Alex ARNAUD
Do you know if this model is compatible with Sane and if yes where I
could find a tutorial to install it?
If you want to use SANE on Debian GNU/Linux, all you really need to do
is install the sane-utils package. Next make sure that your users are
members of the scanner and you should be able to use the `scanimage`
command-line utility.

# That's assuming your scanner is supported, of course.

If you have sane-utils installed already (quite likely if you installed
a graphical desktop environment), could you also provide the output of
running `sane-find-scanner`?

# Normally I see rather little value in running this command, but seeing
# that the Irisscan Express 2 is Plustek manufactured and supported by
# the gt68xx backend, it might give a clue as to the chipset which might
# be of use determining how easy/difficult adding support would be in
# case someone is interested in doing so.
#
# That's a lot of "if"s, so don't hold your breath waiting for support
# if your scanner is not supported already ;-)

Hope this helps,
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Alex ARNAUD
2017-09-28 14:22:37 UTC
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Hi Alex,
Post by Alex ARNAUD
Dear all,
I install Debian GNU/Linux on computer for visual-impaired users and
I've a request about the compatibility of a Irisscan executive 4 scanner.
I've sought on the internet without finding any specific data about this
model.
Based on a quick `git grep -i iris` on the sane-backends source code,
the only Irisscan device known to be supported is the "Express 2". If
the "executive 4" has a USB port, could you provide the USB product ID?
Connect the device, power it up, run `lsusb` and post the output.
Thank you very much for your reply and the reply of Floris.

I don't have the device at hand (it's not mine) but ASAP I'll post here
the result of lsusb.

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Alex ARNAUD
2017-10-23 11:00:12 UTC
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Post by Olaf Meeuwissen
Hi Alex,
Based on a quick `git grep -i iris` on the sane-backends source code,
the only Irisscan device known to be supported is the "Express 2". If
the "executive 4" has a USB port, could you provide the USB product ID?
Connect the device, power it up, run `lsusb` and post the output.
Hi Olaf,
Post by Olaf Meeuwissen
469.816835] usb 1-6.3: new high-speed USB device number 13 using xhci_hcd
[ 469.921775] usb 1-6.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0a38, idProduct=0162
[ 469.921779] usb 1-6.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 469.921782] usb 1-6.3: Product: IRIScanExec4
[ 469.921784] usb 1-6.3: Manufacturer: IRIS
[ 469.921787] usb 1-6.3: SerialNumber: A08805056B700953
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Olaf Meeuwissen
2017-11-05 02:22:42 UTC
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Hi Alex,

Sorry for the belated follow-up.
Post by Alex ARNAUD
Post by Olaf Meeuwissen
Hi Alex,
Based on a quick `git grep -i iris` on the sane-backends source code,
the only Irisscan device known to be supported is the "Express 2". If
the "executive 4" has a USB port, could you provide the USB product ID?
Connect the device, power it up, run `lsusb` and post the output.
Hi Olaf,
Post by Olaf Meeuwissen
469.816835] usb 1-6.3: new high-speed USB device number 13 using xhci_hcd
[ 469.921775] usb 1-6.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0a38, idProduct=0162
[ 469.921779] usb 1-6.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 469.921782] usb 1-6.3: Product: IRIScanExec4
[ 469.921784] usb 1-6.3: Manufacturer: IRIS
[ 469.921787] usb 1-6.3: SerialNumber: A08805056B700953
Best regards.
The only entry we have for idVendor=0a38 has idProduct=0301 and it's in
the list of unsupported devices :-(

http://sane-project.org/cgi-bin/driver.pl?manu=&model=&bus=any&v=0a38&p=0301

Hope this helps (guess it doesn't),
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