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    Epson scanner won't scan under Ubuntu 11 upgrade

    I have an Epson Perfection 1650 USB 2.0 scanner that worked fine under Ubuntu 9 with xsane and simplescan. I had some network problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 11, so I completely wiped my laptop and installed Ubuntu 11 fresh a few days ago. This scanning problem is therefore on a nearly virgin Ubuntu 11 install.

    Both SimpleScan and xsane can't get the scanner to scan. Upon starting a scan or a preview scan, the scanner starts to scan, but almost immediately stops and returns to its "home" position. xsane gives a message saying that "operation was cancelled," and simplescan does not give any error but just a white image.

    There are no messages related to scanning in dmesg or /var/log/syslog.

    I tried the gksudo xsane command, but in that mode xsane would not even find the scanner.

    I removed all of the xsane packages and related lib packages with synaptic, but simplescan continued to fail.

    I removed simplescan and re-installed xsane, but xscan continued to fail.

    Please help!! It's depressing when things quit working after "upgrades."

    Thanks,
    tribble

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    Re: Epson scanner won't scan under Ubuntu 11 upgrade

    Ideas? Anyone?

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    Re: Epson scanner won't scan under Ubuntu 11 upgrade

    My 10.10 upgrade to 11.04 did the same to my Epson Perfection 1650 scanner. I followed a tip in this post and it started working again.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...2&postcount=10
    Last edited by Tweak42; July 30th, 2011 at 09:43 PM.
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    Re: Epson scanner won't scan under Ubuntu 11 upgrade

    Tweak42! You are a godsend! I made that edit... and it worked! I had gotten so far as to verify that the problem existed with the latest version of SANE on another current, popular distribution, but hadn't found that tweak. Now I will no longer have to reboot with my Ubuntu 8.04 live CD to scan things. THANK YOU!!!

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    Smile Re: Epson scanner won't scan under Ubuntu 11 upgrade

    Thanks Tweak.....Same problem and it works great now!

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    Re: Epson scanner won't scan under Ubuntu 11 upgrade

    Thanks worked for me.

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