IRIScan Question

Asked by MetungKP on 2011-01-02

I have a portable document scanner called and made by IRIScan. Again, still learning Linux (6th day), so sorry for the nursery questions.

I want to install my scanner but I don't know where to begin. Do I just pop the CD in and follow the prompts?

Any help is always appreciated.

Thanks!
KP

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actionparsnip
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No, the CD you have will be a Windows driver CD. Ubuntu is not Windows, it is a distribution of Linux.

How does the device attach to the system?

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #2

USB

ko connect the device and wait 10 seconds, then run:

dmesg | tail -n 15; lsusb

What is output?

Thanks

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #4

metungkp@MetungKP:~$ dmesg | tail -n 15; lsusb
[ 7.732725] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 8.140105] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 9.243734] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
[ 10.615222] tg3 0000:3f:00.0: eth0: Link is up at 1000 Mbps, full duplex
[ 10.615225] tg3 0000:3f:00.0: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX
[ 10.615554] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 11.121369] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
[ 21.021265] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 547.862933] usb 4-2: USB disconnect, address 3
[ 583.830102] usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4
[ 584.043134] usb 4-2: SN9C105 PC Camera Controller detected (vid:pid 0x0C45:0x60FE)
[ 584.279125] usb 4-2: No supported image sensor detected for this bridge
[ 1030.681126] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[ 1324.870114] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4
[ 1325.237367] WARNING! power/level is deprecated; use power/control instead
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0c16:0002 Gyration, Inc. RF Technology Receiver
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 0c45:60fe Microdia Audio (Microphone)
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 07b3:045f Plustek, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 04b4:5202 Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04b4:5201 Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
metungkp@MetungKP:~$
Oh, yhea and I'm trying to get my web cam as well, so I have to reboot every now and then.

ok what is the output of:

scanimage -L

thanks

ok try:

gksudo gedit /etc/sane.d/gt68xx.conf

add these 3 lines:

usb 0x07b3 0x045f
override "plustek-opticslim-m12"
firmware "/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/cism216.fw"

Save the new file and close gedit, then run:

cd ~; wget http://people.freenet.de/go-mcpop/cism216.fw; sudo mv ./cism216.fw /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/

May just make it work after a reboot

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #7

device `gt68xx:libusb:003:003' is a Iris Iriscan Express 2 flatbed scanner
  I will try

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #8

device `gt68xx:libusb:003:003' is a Iris Iriscan Express 2 flatbed scanner
  I will try

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #9

device `gt68xx:libusb:003:003' is a Iris Iriscan Express 2 flatbed scanner
  I will try

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #10

device `gt68xx:libusb:003:003' is a Iris Iriscan Express 2 flatbed scanner
  I will try

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #11

OK, I have never added anything before. Where do I add it? at the end?

Yes

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #13

##############################################################################
# Autodetect Genius Color Slim 1200
usb 0x0458 0x201E

##############################################################################
# Autodetect Visioneer OneTouch 7300
usb 0x04a7 0x0444

##############################################################################
usb 0x07b3 0x045f
override "plustek-opticslim-m12"
firmware "/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/cism216.fw"

This is what it looks like at the end and I hit save. Correct?

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #14

This didn't work. Even when I installed this on Windows 7 I had a hard time. I hope we can make it work if not I have another scanner I can use but I wanted to try this one first.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #15

Wait a sec I didn't run the last thing you said.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #16

cd ~; wget http://people.freenet.de/go-mcpop/cism216.fw; sudo mv ./cism216.fw /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/

AFter I ran this in Terminal it asked for my sudo password and I guessed that it was just my regular password and now it is asking for a command, what do I put on there?

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #17

etungkp@MetungKP:~$ cd ~; wget http://people.freenet.de/go-mcpop/cism216.fw; sudo mv ./cism216.fw /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
--2011-01-01 21:28:21-- http://people.freenet.de/go-mcpop/cism216.fw
Resolving people.freenet.de... 62.104.23.40
Connecting to people.freenet.de|62.104.23.40|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://www.freenet.de/freenet/domain/dummyseite/weiterleitung.html [following]
--2011-01-01 21:28:22-- http://www.freenet.de/freenet/domain/dummyseite/weiterleitung.html
Resolving www.freenet.de... 62.104.23.42
Connecting to www.freenet.de|62.104.23.42|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 3259 (3.2K) [text/html]
Saving to: `cism216.fw'

100%[======================================>] 3,259 --.-K/s in 0.001s

2011-01-01 21:28:24 (5.86 MB/s) - `cism216.fw' saved [3259/3259]

[sudo] password for metungkp:
metungkp@MetungKP:~$
me7ungkp: command not found

ok now reboot, does it work. You added the firmware file needed, hopefully it will work

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #19

My last post... I forgot to add that It was asking for a command, was there something I should have in putted? It didn't work, by the way. Another question, what program do I use? I pulled up Simple Scan right now and it had the wrong scanner but I tried it anyway and no go.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #20

I have a feeling this will be a long process to get this scanner working, if it is a long process. Like I said, installing it on Windows7 took long. It has 3 different programs it had to download and had to be done in a certain sequence. Can we just start over, delete what we did and get my other scanner working?

I really appreciate your help. Thanks!

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #21

If you can just show me how to remove what we did or do I have to remove it? Then I will start another thread for my other scanner. I will hit solved on this thread.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #22

Actually my other scanner works as soon as I plug it in.

Can we remove what I added earlier or do I have to? I just hate to have something that I do not need.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #23

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #24

Can we remove what I added earlier or do I have to? I just hate to have something that I do not need.

Just delete the firmware file you added and re-edit the file, deleting the 3 lines you added....

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #26

I have already deleted the 3 lines and now I need to delete this - cd ~; wget http://people.freenet.de/go-mcpop/cism216.fw; sudo mv ./cism216.fw /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ - Right?

I'm going to give it a shot...

sudo apt-get purge (what name should I type here?)

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #27

Did I do it right?

metungkp@MetungKP:~$ sudo apt-get purge freenet.de
[sudo] password for metungkp:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package freenet.de
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'freenet.de'
metungkp@MetungKP:~$

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #28

Can someone please check if I did this correctly?

sudo rm /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/cism216.fw

You don't need to remove any packages.

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #30

metungkp@MetungKP:~$ sudo rm /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/cism216.fw
[sudo] password for metungkp:

Done!

Thanks!
KP