Cannot get Gimp to link to my Epson NX400 scanner

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  1. Severian

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    I'm running OS X.4.11, and I've downloaded and installed all the TWAIN SANE packages required to get Gimp to hook up to my scanner, but all I get is a message stating that SANE cannot find any image capture device. Any suggestions? Any other programs? Thanks
     
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    oh... yeah... epson... I had an epson... it took lootz of time to get it to work....
    but can the OS or any other program find the scanner at all? Cause then that would be Alpha Omega!
     
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    No, haven't been able to get any other programs to work. Preview and Image Capture both give me messages stating that SANE is in use by another application.
     
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    so you say you are running OS X 4.... or is it x.4.11 ? Or do you dont know ?
    cause you apearantly need 10.3.9 or later!

    So what are you running ?

    And idk if there is some trick driver you can run!

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    Click here to find an updated driver if you have os X 10 or later!
     
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    OS X 10.4.11 is the operating system, and yes, I've checked the SANE libraries,and yes, I saw that my Epson Stylus NX 400 All -in-one Printer is on the list of supported scanner/printers. I reiterate, I cannot get the SANE files I downloaded to work, and I VERY CAREFULLY double checked to see that they were the CORRECT MAC FILES for my operating system. Here is what happens with the program: In Gimp, I go to File/Create/ and click Scanner/Camera. A pop up window shows the list of scanning programs, of which SANE is the only one. I select SANE, press OK, and after a slight delay, another window comes up which says, quote, "No image source was found by the SANE library. Consult the documentation at <a class="postlink" href="http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/</a> if you expected something different." I've consulted the documentation as stated, and it all says that the software should work, etc., etc, and so forth ad infinitum.
    Now, I've tried going around Gimp to get some files scanned, using Preview and Image Capture, and both programs give me the same message, that the SANE program is in use by another application. What that application could be I have no idea, nor do I understand why Preview and Image Capture will not acknowledge the Epson driver instead of the (apparently) useless SANE program.
     
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    I read your posts a couple of times to avoid making you answer more than once. Which packages did you install specifically.

    Reading the documentation it says you need...
    libusb
    SANE backends
    TWAIN SANE Interface

    Did you install all three for your OS? I would also recommend installing SANE Preference Pane to see what configuration options you have available.
     
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    Did you install in right order ? ^
     
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    I've installed the following:
    libusb
    SANE backends
    TWAIN SANE interface

    I don't remember installing SANE Preference Pane, nor do I remember at this point in which order I installed libusb, etc. Do I infer that I'll have to uninstall, and then re-install them in the order you suggest?
     
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    If I download SANE Preference Pane, what order do I install it after libusb?
     
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    The main thing is to install.
    libusb
    SANE backends

    The rest aren't as sensitive to order because they don't depend on each other.

    If you want a definitive order then...
    libusb
    SANE backends
    SANE Preference Pane
    TWAIN SANE interface
     
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    Thanks. Will do and see what happens...
     
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    Ok, I uninstalled everything, SANE.ds, libusb, etc, and then re-installed in the order suggested by sagtek. Nothing. I still get the same no-can-do messages as before. Ideas?
     
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    You didnt get quite the responce over at:
    <a class="postlink" href="http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1060009" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1060009</a>


    Try downloading and installing this driver thingy.
    Then check back and tell if you got progress
    (its not relevant if you have CD drivers or not, try theese anyway!)
     
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    WAHOO! We have achieved connection! Thanks for the Epson link. Evidently just needed an updated driver, who'da thunk? Again, many thanks and kudos, Maffe811!
     
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    Crap. Ok, now there's another issue. Gimp now recognizes the scanner, and I can get a preview scan of the image in all three different Epson scan modes (Full Auto, Home, Professional), but when I ask it to do the actual scan, Gimp Twain quits, and the scan doesn't take place. Now what...?
     
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    YEAY!!! PROGRESS!!!
    The key is figure what the problem is about and where it is!
    is it possible to see the preview in different programs?
    can you scan in different programs?
    is there any error message?
    and is it possible to scan from the scanner?

    our lexmar does the job twice as fast if you
    select scan mode > to *computer name* > in *program name* > press scan button

    instead of doing this at a pc, trough software
     

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