backend required for Genuis scanner

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  • #20524
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    rolandroland

    I had a Genius ColorPage-Vivid 3XE USB scanner given which I would like to use with 16.3 on a 64-bit PC, fully up to date. I understand I need to install a backend to permit this. Simple Scan recognises the device correctly but an attempt to scan results in Failed to Scan – Unable to connect to scanner. I have tried variations on all the options offered by Simple Scan to no effect. However I am certain the scanner is connected ok and is in working order. Can anybody advise if the correct backend comes with 16.3 and if so what should I do to install it?

    Thanks in advance

    #20526
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    Avatardelix02

    saned: problems with sane-utils when saned enabled

    1. run simple-scan -d
    2. perhaps you should try a downgrade, too. However, it’s RISKY for your whole system

    with all the trial and errors, I guess inmy case it is a problem of the USB driver/library

    #20533
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    capreacaprea

    Maybe it’s the same problem, but maybe not.
    Please try
    sudo usermod -a -G scanner YOURUSERNAME
    newgrp - scanner

    This will add your user to the scanner group, if it isn’t already.Replace YOURUSERNAME with yours.
    Did you already try to run simple scan as root ?

    sane-utils should be installed by default, if not please install it and post the output of
    sane-find-scanner
    scanimage -L
    Maybe that gives hints what’s wrong.

    #20535
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    rolandroland

    Reading through SANE material this module is suggested as a suitable backend – ccd548.fw – any comments please?

    Please find attached the results of the suggested trials. Even though simple scan fails to find any scanner it has the correct scanner name on line 1 op the options panel when selected so the scanner appears to be recognised.

    #20537
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    rolandroland

    I usually get tripped up by failing to convert files to pdf before attaching, sorry about that.

    #20542
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    capreacaprea

    To make it visible

    roland@antix1:~/Desktop
    $ simple­scan -­d
    [+0.02s] DEBUG: simple­scan.vala:596: Starting Simple Scan 3.14.0, PID=3557
    [+0.03s] DEBUG: Connecting to session manager
    [+0.20s] DEBUG: ui.vala:1878: Loading state from /home/roland/.cache/simple­
    scan/state
    [+0.22s] DEBUG: ui.vala:1859: Restoring window to 600x400 pixels
    [+0.22s] DEBUG: ui.vala:1863: Restoring window to maximized
    [+0.22s] DEBUG: autosave­manager.vala:64: Loading autosave information
    [+0.22s] DEBUG: autosave­manager.vala:259: Waiting to autosave...
    [+0.49s] DEBUG: autosave­manager.vala:281: Autosaving book information
    [+0.49s] DEBUG: ui.vala:1969: Saving state to /home/roland/.cache/simple­
    scan/state
    [+0.54s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1446: sane_init () ­> SANE_STATUS_GOOD
    [+0.54s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1452: SANE version 1.0.24
    [+0.54s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1513: Requesting redetection of scan devices
    [+0.54s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:802: Processing request
    [+0.82s] DEBUG: ui.vala:1969: Saving state to /home/roland/.cache/simple­
    scan/state
    [+5.78s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:338: sane_get_devices () ­> SANE_STATUS_GOOD
    [+6.13s] DEBUG: simple­scan.vala:310: Requesting scan at 300 dpi from device
    '(null)'
    [+6.13s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1559: Scanner.scan ("(null)", dpi=300,
    scan_mode=ScanMode.COLOR, depth=8, type=ScanType.SINGLE, paper_width=0,
    paper_height=0, brightness=0, contrast=0)
    [+6.13s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:802: Processing request
    [+6.13s] WARNING: scanner.vala:837: No scan device available
    [+13.08s] DEBUG: autosave­manager.vala:259: Waiting to autosave...
    [+13.18s] DEBUG: autosave­manager.vala:281: Autosaving book information
    [+13.23s] DEBUG: ui.vala:1969: Saving state to /home/roland/.cache/simple­
    scan/state
    [+15.12s] DEBUG: simple­scan.vala:310: Requesting scan at 300 dpi from device
    '(null)'
    [+15.12s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1559: Scanner.scan ("(null)", dpi=300,
    scan_mode=ScanMode.COLOR, depth=8, type=ScanType.SINGLE, paper_width=0,
    paper_height=0, brightness=0, contrast=0)
    [+15.12s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:802: Processing request
    [+15.12s] WARNING: scanner.vala:837: No scan device available
    [+19.69s] DEBUG: autosave­manager.vala:195: Deleting autosave records
    [+19.69s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1586: Stopping scan thread
    [+19.69s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:802: Processing request
    [+19.70s] DEBUG: scanner.vala:1597: sane_exit ()
    roland@antix1:~/Desktop
    $
    $ su
    Password:
    root@antix1:/home/roland/Desktop# apt-­get install sane­-utils
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    sane­-utils is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    root@antix1:/home/roland/Desktop# sane­-find­-scanner
    # sane­find­scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
    # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
    # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.
    # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
    # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.
    could not fetch string descriptor: Overflow
    found USB scanner (vendor=0x0bda, product=0x8189 [RTL8187B_WLAN_Adapter]) at
    libusb:001:002
    # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
    # SANE. Try scanimage -­L and read the backend's manpage.
    # Not checking for parallel port scanners.
    # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
    # can't be detected by this program.
    root@antix1:/home/roland/Desktop#
    root@antix1:/home/roland/Desktop# 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
    sane­find­scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
    which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
    

    Looks like you are right, you need the ccd548.fw – backend.
    http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/
    There are some How Tos to set it up and extract the file if you have a windows-installation with the driver.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GeniusColorpageVivid4X
    The only one to download I could find is here.
    http://www.escomposlinux.org/fer_y_juanjo/ccd548.html
    You have to install sane on antiX , follow the instructions where to move the file.
    Some reported success , some not by doing this.

    #20543
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    rolandroland

    Thanks Caprea

    #20546
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    rolandroland

    Scanner is now working fine using ccd548.fw backend, thanks for all help and to SANE backend author and good documentation.

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