Re: ScanMaker E3 plus Problems

Petter Adsen (
Sat, 5 Sep 1998 01:50:36 +0200 (CEST)

Marcel Oliver writes:
| Hallo,
| I have a Microtek ScanMaker E3 plus SCSI scanner, which was reported
| in this mailing list to work with sane (that's why I bought it...).
| The scanner seems to be detected OK during system boot, but when I try
| scanimage -L, it just hangs.
| Is there anybody who can help me debug this? I enclose some hopefully
| useful output below.

I had the same problem here, but with a HP-scanner. After making sure
the permissions on /dev/sg[device] was set correctly (660), everything
worked perfectly.

You might also (I have _no_ idea why, but it seems to sometimes make a
difference) try deleting /dev/scanner (which should only be a symlink),
and making sure the config file for your scanner only points to the SCSI
generic device for your scanner.

Hope this helps,


Petter Adsen <>
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