Good news for both the SANE and the Linux1394 project:
The EPSON scanners with Firewire (IEEE-1394) interface
are now supported in a Linux environment using the SANE
The IEEE-1394 interface is as easy to use as USB, but
a lot faster (up to 400MBit/s). This makes it interesting
for users who need a fast scan, but don't want to deal with
all the problems associated with SCSI interfaces.
Behind the scenes the scanner uses the SBP-2 protocol, which
is basically just a wrapper around the SCSI commands.
In order to get the scanner interface working, I had to modify
the SBP-2 driver so that it would handle a non-storage device
correctly. The EPSON scanners are therefore now the first non-
storage devices that are supported by the SBP-2 driver.
The instructions about how to get things working can be
found at http://www.freecolormanagment.com/sane/ieee1394.html
Please let me know if you run into any problems.
Thanks to James Goodwin for his valuable tips about where to
look for potential problems in the SBP-2 driver and to EPSON
for providing the interface card.
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