Adding a scanner Genius Vivid Colour Page

Asked by Michael Taylor on 2010-10-25

I have a Genius Vivid Colour Page Scanner that I want to run under Ubuntu. I have the windows XP drivers. Are linux drivers available for this scanner? If not can I set it up to run under Ubuntu and if so how?

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How does the scanner attach to the system?

delance (olivier-delance) said : #2

Check if following link match your scanner:
   http://sourceforge.net/projects/geniusvp2/

USB connector

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How does the scanner attach to the system?

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No, since the scanner has a USB connector.

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Your question #131088 on xsane in ubuntu changed:
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delance proposed the following answer:
Check if following link match your scanner:
   http://sourceforge.net/projects/geniusvp2/

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Can you give the output of:

lsusb

Thanks

Thanks for all your help, but I'm very new to Linux systems. How exactly do I do what you suggest?

Mick

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Your question #131088 on xsane in ubuntu changed:
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Can you give the output of:

lsusb

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If you press CTRL+ALT+T you will load a terminal. Run the command and copy / paste the text here. Spoken, the command would be:

ell-ess-you-ess-bee

Thanks

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c016 Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
michael@MLaptop:~$

Ok was the scanner attatched and powered when you ran the command?

No, it didn't have. here is the lsusb response with it connected and powered
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0458:2017 KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems) ColorPage-Vivid3xe
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
michael@MLaptop:~$

hmm, doesn't seem to show. Ok reboot and login without the device attatched then run:

lsusb

as you did before, then attach the device and power it on, wait 10 seconds then run:

echo;lsusb; dmesg | tail

Copy ALL the output and paste here

Thanks

michael@MLaptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
michael@MLaptop:~$ echo;lsusb; dmesg | tail

Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0458:2017 KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems) ColorPage-Vivid3xe
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
[ 7403.852353] ata1.00: configured for MWDMA2
[ 7403.959848] ata1: EH complete
[ 7539.724041] usb 2-6: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
[ 7540.024133] hub 2-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 6
[ 7540.696041] usb 2-6: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4
[ 7540.919617] WARNING! power/level is deprecated; use power/control instead
[ 7670.200942] usb 2-6: USB disconnect, address 4
[ 7686.392032] usb 2-6: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 5
[ 7743.148292] usb 2-6: USB disconnect, address 5
[ 7752.440073] usb 2-6: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 6
michael@MLaptop:~$

Ok it's detected but not drivered. I suggest you contact the company whom made the device to enquire of Linux support

There are no linux drivers for this scanner. Can I use wine to install XP drivers? If not can you advise further

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Your question #131088 on xsane in ubuntu changed:
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actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
Ok it's detected but not drivered. I suggest you contact the company
whom made the device to enquire of Linux support

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #15

I don't think you can use Wine. I'm not sure as protocol uses USB and Wine can use USB.
A desperate solution should be to install a virtual machine with Windows inside, install scanner in it and having a remote access like a printer with Samba.

As an Ubuntu virgin I will need details of how to use your desperate solution!

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Your question #131088 on xsane in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xsane/+question/131088

delance posted a new comment:
I don't think you can use Wine. I'm not sure as protocol uses USB and Wine can use USB.
A desperate solution should be to install a virtual machine with Windows inside, install scanner in it and having a remote access like a printer with Samba.

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Anyone out there able to explain how I use SANE. Apparently it does support this scanner

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Subject: RE: [Question #131088]: Adding a scanner

Your question #131088 on xsane in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xsane/+question/131088

You gave more information on the question:
As an Ubuntu virgin I will need details of how to use your desperate
solution!

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Your question #131088 on xsane in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xsane/+question/131088

delance posted a new comment:
I don't think you can use Wine. I'm not sure as protocol uses USB and Wine can use USB.
A desperate solution should be to install a virtual machine with Windows inside, install scanner in it and having a remote access like a printer with Samba.

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #18

System->Administration->Packet Management
Enter "sane" in search window and check what packets are installed.
And please, don't answer with previous message included (have a look at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xsane/+question/131088).

The answer is lots including Xsane. But when i run it it doesn't detect my scanner. I have ascertained that gt68xx backend is good for my scanner but don't really understand how to install it and how to get my scanner detected. Any suggestions

delance (olivier-delance) said : #20

How do you know "SANE. Apparently it does support this scanner" ?
It can give me a clue.

delance (olivier-delance) said : #21

http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/

Genius Colorpage Vivid3x Colorpage Vivid3x CCD CCD 6801 6801 0x0458 0x0458 0x2011 0x2011 ccd548.fw ccd548.fw Travaux. Works.
Genius Genius Colorpage Vivid3 V2 Colorpage Vivid3 V2 CCD CCD 6801 6801 0x0458 0x0458 0x2011 0x2011 ccd548.fw ccd548.fw Travaux. Works.
Genius Genius Colorpage Vivid3xe Colorpage Vivid3xe CCD CCD 6801 6801 0x0458 0x0458 0x2017 0x2017 ccd548.fw ccd548.fw Travaux. Works.

Could you check if you have in Synaptic something which looks like gt68xx-backend ?
The data I found are old, and I don't know which is current status.
Can you run command
   scanimage -L

delance (olivier-delance) said : #22

Unfortunately, anyone subscribed xsane and simple-sane packages in this forum.
So I will have to follow your issue.
I simply found that this scanner works with xsane since 2005.
Please install xsane software and check if it works.

You could post also your question in:
   http://www.linuxquestions.org
   http://ubuntuforums.org/

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2005-04-23 Julien Blache <<email address hidden>
 * tools/hotplug/libsane.usermap: Added Genius ColorPage Vivid3xe
   (0458/2017), from Ramiro Aceves through Debian BTS.

http://<email address hidden>/msg105963.html
The second item is my Genius Scanner which works fine with Xsane etc.

delance (olivier-delance) said : #23

Have a look at:
   http://www.soslug.org/usb1200xe

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