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"
#epson
epson2 

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

epson
#epson2 

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

2 comments:

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!

Cheers

Carl

John Williams said...

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