Sunday, 20 January 2013

Howto: Fix XSane error; scanner failed to start.

For a little while now I've been unable to use XSane due to an error when trying to perform a colour scan on my Epson Perfection610.  Many things were tried including purging xsane, removing ~/.sane etc.

I finally found a solution given by Ronok in this post.

Following the full steps is not necessary, I had sane and most things associated with it already installed.

sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/dll.conf

Then find "epson" and "epson2"

Comment out "epson2" and uncomment "epson" so you are left with:


I rebooted but I'm unsure if that is required, afterwards XSane worked perfectly as it had for years.


The Scanner Shop said...

One of our customers had the exact same problem a few weeks back, thanks for fix, ill email him the link now!



John Williams said...

You are very welcome Carl, fingers crossed it is the fix for them too :D