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Summit film Scanner driver ?? (SOLVED)
« on: December 26, 2012, 08:33:31 pm »
Merry Christmas everyone

I must be every forum administrators nightmare I'm never off here looking for help,

I was given a summit photofix film scanner as a Christmas present and I can't get it to work in Linux,  as you would expect the installation disc only supports Windows & Mac
It's listed under lsusb as "Bus 001 Device 009: ID 115b:3150 Salix Technology Co., Ltd. "  but it's not recognised in sane or xsane. I have a horrible feeling that this is a driver issue or lack therof  but I'm hoping someone more knowledgeable than me (which probably accounts for about 99.99% of this community) has an answer other than take it back to where you bought it or just use it in windows

any help would be much appreciated

Graeme
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 10:27:10 pm by Emegra »
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Re: Summit film Scanner driver ??
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 09:47:09 pm »
Dunno about film scanners but you might get something with this(provided the scanner is on)
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/dev/video1: OK                         [ -device /dev/video1 ]
    type : libv4l
    name : USB Scanner 5MP
    flags:  capture 

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xawtv -device /dev/video1

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Re: Summit film Scanner driver ??
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 09:55:17 pm »
Yup, as SeZo suggests, and according to this page:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12407403

that device is supported but is detected as a webcam .. so see if it works in cheese or xawtv (which I know nothing about, and why I'm leaving SeZo to do all the work in your capture card topic).

Thank god there's someone round here who knows this stuff :)
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Re: Summit film Scanner driver ??
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 10:05:20 pm »
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graeme@Linux1 ~ $ xawtv -device /dev/video1
This is xawtv-3.102, running on Linux/i686 (3.5.0-17-generic)
xinerama 0: 1600x900+0+0
WARNING: No DGA direct video mode for this display.
WARNING: couldn't find framebuffer base address, try manual
         configuration ("v4l-conf -a <addr>")
v4l2: WARNING: framebuffer base address mismatch
v4l2: me=(nil) v4l=(nil)
Alsa devices: cap: (null) (/dev/video1), out: default
v4l2: ioctl(fildes = 4 "/dev/video1", request = VIDIOC_QBUF, struct v4l2_buffer *data = { index = 0, type = V4L2_BUF_TYPE_VIDEO_CAPTURE, bytesused = 221184, flags = V4L2_BUF_FLAG_MAPPED, field = V4L2_FIELD_BOTTOM, timestamp = { 1.3565591e+09 seconds }, timecode = { type = 0, flags = 0, frames = 0, seconds = 0, minutes = 0, hours = 0 }, sequence = 21, memory = V4L2_MEMORY_MMAP, m.offset = 0, length = 221184, input = 0 }) failed, Invalid argument (22, EINVAL) because ioctl request or ioctl data is not valid
v4l2: ioctl(fildes = 4 "/dev/video1", request = VIDIOC_QBUF, struct v4l2_buffer *data = { index = 0, type = V4L2_BUF_TYPE_VIDEO_CAPTURE, bytesused = 221184, flags = V4L2_BUF_FLAG_MAPPED, field = V4L2_FIELD_BOTTOM, timestamp = { 1.3565591e+09 seconds }, timecode = { type = 0, flags = 0, frames = 0, seconds = 0, minutes = 0, hours = 0 }, sequence = 21, memory = V4L2_MEMORY_MMAP, m.offset = 0, length = 221184, input = 0 }) failed, Invalid argument (22, EINVAL) because ioctl request or ioctl data is not valid

xawtv shows up with just a green screen, I have the scanner connected with a film strip loaded

I don't want to bombard you with my problems we can leave one thing just now if you want,  I honestly thought there was no hope for the scanner and someone was just gonna post back confirming that


Many thanks


Graeme
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Re: Summit film Scanner driver ??
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 10:10:43 pm »
Have you tried it in cheese (as suggested on the Ubuntu forum) ? .. or does cheese still just crash ?

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Re: Summit film Scanner driver ??
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 10:12:50 pm »
Just an update

It's working in cheese although the image doesnt show so I can't see the image I'm copying untill I take a photo, it would be nice to see the image before copying it but at least it works

Thank you so much guys
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Re: Summit film Scanner driver ??
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 10:20:26 pm »
You guys are amazing

I never thought to treat it as a camera, I honestly thought it was a lost cause

Thank you so much
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