2010-05-13 19:41:32 UTC
the Epson Stylus SX410 hybrid printer/scanner is listed as supported on the SANE website but scanning in Linux doesn't work nevertheless.
I tried xsane and gscan2pdf and they both don't work so my guess is that the problem is in one of the underlaying layers. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and a bug was filed in Launchpad (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xsane/+bug/475185) but nobody could tell me which component was causing the problem so I thought I'll ask here.
'sane-find scanner' gives me 'found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8, product=0x0851) at libusb:002:006' and tells me to try 'scanimage -L' which tells that no scanners could be identified. I'm not quite sure what this means. Is my scanner recognized but not (yet) supported?
How can I finally get my scanner working with Linux? Is there some known fix or workaround? Is this a SANE issue or is this related to some other software component?
I can provide more information to help you to narrow down the problem if you just tell me which command line output I should send you.
I'd really appreciate if you could help me. Thanks!