I got a simple USB slide film scanner (Medion MD 86774). This USB attached scanner is supposed to work in Linux with v4l, recognized as a camera device.
I'm running 11.0-CURRENT #3 r260189: Thu Jan 2 13:20:15 CET 2014 amd64, having installed ports graphics/sane-backends, graphics/xsane. Attaching the scanner to the USB bus makes the kernel giving this report: ugen7.6: <Salix Corp.> at usbus7 Issuing the command usbconfig as shown below reveals usbconfig -u 7 -a 6 dump_device_desc ugen7.6: <USB Scanner 5MP Salix Corp.> at usbus7, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA) bLength = 0x0012 bDescriptorType = 0x0001 bcdUSB = 0x0200 bDeviceClass = 0x00ef bDeviceSubClass = 0x0002 bDeviceProtocol = 0x0001 bMaxPacketSize0 = 0x0040 idVendor = 0x115b idProduct = 0x3150 bcdDevice = 0x0028 iManufacturer = 0x0001 <Salix Corp.> iProduct = 0x0002 <USB Scanner 5MP> iSerialNumber = 0x0000 <no string> bNumConfigurations = 0x0001 Well, I'd like to do some experiments and I do not know where to start. In /usr/local/etc/sane.d/ I created a new file called "medion.conf" containing usb 0x115b 0x3150 to "fake" a supported device, but xsane doesn't recognize the device at all. It may sound naiv, but can someone tell me how to use this scanner device as a v4l device as it is recognized in Ubuntu 13 (kernel 3.2)? Is there a "generic" way to provide essential informations to the SANE backend for a new device? Please CC me. I'm not subscribing the list. Thanks in advance, Oliver
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