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    gomez alert
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    scanner driver, mandrake, vuescan

    I am trying to run VueScan under Mandrake 9. Linux appears to recognise my Canon N670U scanner, dmesg says:
    hub.c: USB new device 2 (vend/prod 0x04a9/0x0x220d) is not claimed by any driver
    (this is the correct code for this product)
    Oh...VueScan worked at first but now it says it cannot find the scanner.If I delete VueScan and unpack the tar archive again in my home directory this does not fix the problem. If I do
    cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
    the scanner is listed as Vendor=04a9 ProdID=220d Rev=1.00
    Any idea why I now suddenly seem to have a driver problem wher there was none before? What can I do about this?

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    JimH
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    Re:scanner driver, mandrake, vuescan

    Your scanner looks to be unsupported under the version of Sane that comes with Mandrake 9.

    According to the Sane website 1.0.9 has limited support, 8-bit color only.

    Someone else asking about your scanner last month on the Sane mailing list
    http://www.mostang.com/pipermail/san...er/thread.html

    List of scanners supported by 1.0.9
    http://www.mostang.com/sane/sane-mfgs.html

    Jim H

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    gomez alert
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    Re:scanner driver, mandrake, vuescan

    Quote Originally Posted by JimH
    Your scanner looks to be unsupported under the version of Sane that comes with Mandrake 9.

    According to the Sane website 1.0.9 has limited support, 8-bit color only.

    Someone else asking about your scanner last month on the Sane mailing list
    http://www.mostang.com/pipermail/san...er/thread.html

    List of scanners supported by 1.0.9
    http://www.mostang.com/sane/sane-mfgs.html

    Jim H
    Thanks Jim, yes I know sane won't work for me - VueScan will work now if I do:
    modprobe scanner vendor=0x04a9 product=0x220d
    so I am a little further ahead, however I need to do this at every reboot, a bit inconvenient!
    I am told now that I can insert the line:
    options scanner vendor=0x04a9 product=0x220d
    into /etc/modules.conf
    but this will not work.

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    JimH
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    Re:scanner driver, mandrake, vuescan

    The kernel is not aware of the USB ID of your scanner, so it has no way of knowing that it should be loading the scanner module. So adding the options line does not do any good.

    Place modprobe scanner vendor=0x04a9 product=0x220d in /etc/rc.d/rc.local and it will execute on boot.

    Jim H

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    gomez alert
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    Re:scanner driver, mandrake, vuescan

    Quote Originally Posted by JimH
    The kernel is not aware of the USB ID of your scanner, so it has no way of knowing that it should be loading the scanner module. So adding the options line does not do any good.

    Place modprobe scanner vendor=0x04a9 product=0x220d in /etc/rc.d/rc.local and it will execute on boot.

    Jim H
    Brilliant Jim! It works! Thank you very much.

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