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davidecapod

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Need to create /dev/usb/scanner0 to make SCX-4521F work?
« on: January 18, 2015, 13:04:44 »
Hi all,
I am trying to scan with a SCX-4521F on a Ubuntu 13.10 i386, via USB connection; tried with both 1.00.29 and 4.01.17 driver with no luck.
But, everything works perfectly if I create a symlink from /dev/usb/lp0 to /dev/usb/scanner0...
Is this right and the supposed way for SANE to identify the scanner?
I read the "man sane-find-scanner" and it says that /dev entries are only for kernel scanner, and libusb should identify them without creating anything in /dev, am I right?
Thanks
Davide


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Re: Need to create /dev/usb/scanner0 to make SCX-4521F work?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 14:18:46 »
Uhm, anyone?
In the meanwhile, I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and tried again the 1.00.29 driver, because it prints better (with 4.01.17 that I was using, the up and left margins are not respected, the printed page is a bit "cut"). But with 1.00.29, my workaround of /dev/usb/scanner0 does not work...
Any ideas about this?
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Davide

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Re: Need to create /dev/usb/scanner0 to make SCX-4521F work?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 15:38:00 »
Did you get it to work? I'm curious because I suspect there's a possibility I could get my scanner to work if I know the cause of this...

Otherwise I guess it should be a question for the Ubuntu community, it's likely something that have affected other persons in the version change.

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Re: Need to create /dev/usb/scanner0 to make SCX-4521F work?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 16:28:10 »
Nope, I gave up and after some time I changed the printer for other reasons, sorry.

 

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