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Trying to Get Old Microtek Scanner Running [Unsolvable]
« on: November 14, 2019, 10:22:48 am »
G'Day.  I do have a scanner working on my Windows 10 machine but wanted to see if I could get this ScanMaker 5600 machine flatbed scanner working.  I've been on the Tenforums to see if there could be any ways to get it working w/out buying Vuescan for $50.   Nothing worked.  So I remembered I have this Peppermint10 laptop and thought maybe there would be better odds for success with Linux.

I did a search for this topic on this forum but came up empty for Microtek (HP came up a lot).  And frankly I think there isn't much hope for a positive outcome, but I thought I'd try.

There isn't a Device Manager in Peppermint that I can pull up to see if the scanner is recognized is there?  I did start the laptop with the scanner on and plugged in.

So this is my quest.  I don't see that there are Linux drivers by Microtek, but it's a big 'Net out there.

Thanks, John.
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Re: Trying to Get Old Microtek Scanner Running
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 10:37:19 am »
I take it this is a USB scanner ?

with the scanner attached and switched on, what's the output from:
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lsusband
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sane-find-scannerand
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sudo sane-find-scannerand
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scanimage -Land
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sudo scanimage -L
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Re: Trying to Get Old Microtek Scanner Running
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 11:30:57 am »
I take it this is a USB scanner ?
Yes.  I have it plugged in with power on when I power on the laptop.  The machine is:
Gateway Laptop MT6451 - RA AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 (1.60 GHz) 1 GB Memory 120 GB HDD ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 IGP 15.4" Windows Vista Home Premium

with the scanner attached and switched on, what's the output from:
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lsusb
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johnjs@johnjs-MT6451 ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 05da:20a7 Microtek International, Inc. ScanMaker 5600
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

and
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sane-find-scanner
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Command 'sane-find-scanner' not found, but can be installed with:

sudo apt install sane-utils
so I ran sudo apt install sane-utils and your answer is:

and
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sudo sane-find-scanner
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johnjs@johnjs-MT6451 ~ $ sane-find-scanner

  # sane-find-scanner 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 open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 001:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x05da/0x20a7 at 003:002: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0001 at 003:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x046d/0xc52f at 002:002: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0001 at 002:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
  # No USB scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller and have setup
  # the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details.

  # Not checking for parallel port scanners.

  # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
  # can't be detected by this program.

  # You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
  # found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
  # necessary.
and

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scanimage -L
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johnjs@johnjs-MT6451 ~ $ 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
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
and
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sudo scanimage -L
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johnjs@johnjs-MT6451 ~ $ sudo scanimage -L
[sudo] password for johnjs:

No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
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Re: Trying to Get Old Microtek Scanner Running
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 11:51:37 am »
what's the output from:
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sudo sane-find-scannerand if you run:
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sudo apt-get install sane sane-utils libsane-extras xsanethen
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xsanedoes it find your scanner
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Re: Trying to Get Old Microtek Scanner Running
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 01:08:34 pm »
what's the output from:
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sudo sane-find-scanner
johnjs@johnjs-MT6451 ~ $ sudo sane-find-scanner

  # sane-find-scanner 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.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x05da, product=0x20a7) at libusb:003:003
  # 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.


and if you run:
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sudo apt-get install sane sane-utils libsane-extras xsanethen
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xsanedoes it find your scanner

The Find Scanner box appeared and the search for it ended in failure.

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Re: Trying to Get Old Microtek Scanner Running
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 01:10:59 pm »
Dunno if I can help you then .. it seems that scanners IDvendor:IDdevice string (05da:20a7) used to be in old versions of sane-backends, but it no longer seems to be in Ubuntu's libsane :(

I'll keep looking, but I wouldn't hold your breath.
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Re: Trying to Get Old Microtek Scanner Running
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2019, 01:50:12 pm »
Thanks for checking.  I wouldn't spend a lot of time on it as I have an alternative.  I just wanted to give it one last shot.

Many kind regards.
John
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