Scanner no longer works with my AMD PC
kassube at gmx.net
Wed Mar 2 15:04:39 UTC 2016
David Fletcher wrote:
> On Wed, 2016-03-02 at 15:09 +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > David Fletcher wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2016-03-02 at 14:06 +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > > > It could be a problem with your USB cable. For my own scanner
> > > > (LIDE
> > > > 210) I have one USB cable which works and another USB cable
> > > > which
> > > > doesn't work (this one came with a card reader).
> > >
> > > Thanks for the suggestion, but that was the first thing I tried.
> > > Plus
> > > another cable just now, just for good measure. Same result.
> > >
> > > Is your scanner plugged into an Intel chipped USB port, or
> > > somebody
> > > else's?
> > Yes, mine is an Intel port.
> OK that's consistent between yours and mine.
> Question:- Do you have any other USB ports on expansion boards which
> will be non-Intel that could be tried, or is it a laptop that you're
This was on my desktop which only has Intel ports.
But out of curiosity I just tried it also on my old laptop (only Intel
ports). On that machine it didn't work though, i.e. xsane first tried to
scan and it sounded very choppy. After a while it stopped working with
an I/O error message. The laptop runs 16.04 (32 bit) while my desktop
runs 14.04 (64 bit). This was the first time I tried the scanner with
As I don't remember if I had used the scanner with the laptop before, I
also tried it with 14.04.3 from my USB stick. There the scanner worked
flawlessly with xsane. So there could be a problem with the 16.04
version of xsane. Which Ubuntu version did you use on your desktop?
Finally I also tried it with my newer laptop (only Intel ports) which
also runs 16.04, but the 64 bit version. There it worked, but it also
ran a bit choppy and it was louder compared to my desktop. Again I tried
it with 14.04 from my USB stick and the sound was the same as I know it
from my desktop.
Just another thought: I don't think that the USB port controller would
make a difference because xsane doesn't program the USB controller on
its own. Instead it uses usblib which is probably quite independent from
the chip type.
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