Vuescan doesn't recognize Minolta 5400 under Linux

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by peter_langfelder, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Hello,

    this may be a bit OT, but I have no idea where else to post this
    question. I'm trying to run vuescan (8.20) with my Minolta 5400
    scanner on several different linux systems. On RH 9 everything goes
    smoothly, but on other systems (Slackware 10.0.0, Gentoo 2.6.8)
    vuescan reports "no scanner connected". Vuescan release notes are a
    bit cryptic on this - can someone please tell me which libraries need
    to be installed or what actions (mounting drives etc) and settings
    (read-write accessibility etc) are necessary for the scanner to be

    Thanks a lot!
  2. it depends to some extent what kernel you're using. 2.4 has a 'scanner' module (or similar name) which, when included in the kernel, will find the scanner. 2.6 has got rid of the module and requires libusb (might be incorrect names, it's a while since i did this) which requires some config and i find more complex.

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