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I'm using a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i.

sudo sane-find-scanner (using sudo as a temporary workaround to minimise any permissions problems) returns:

found USB scanner (vendor=0x04c5 [FUJITSU], product=0x128d [ScanSnap S1300i]) at libusb:001:004

So I edited /etc/sane.d/epjitsu.conf and added:

firmware /usr/share/sane/epjitsu/1300i_0D12.nal

usb 0x04c5 0x128d

and copied 1300i_0D12.nal from a Windows install into /usr/share/sane/epjitsu/. (Actually I copied all the *.nal drivers, just in case it needed one of the others.)

Running sudo scanimage -L returns:

device `epjitsu:libusb:001:004' is a FUJITSU ScanSnap S1300i scanner

However running sudo scanimage returns:

scanimage: output is not a file, exiting

And running sudo simple-scan, skanlite or gscan2pdf all advance the document feed by a couple of centimetres, but then the feed halts and the frontend returns an I/O error of some kind.

So SANE seems to recognise the scanner and has some basic communication with it (the paper advances a couple of centimetres), but it doesn't scan.

Any suggestions about something I've missed out or how to get a proper scan output?

Additional info

(1) scanimage -V returns:

scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.23; backend version 1.0.23

(2) sudo skanlite gives an error message:

QDBusConnection: session D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may misbehave.

(3) If I run sudo scanimage -v (I accidentally typed lowercase V when I was trying to obtain the version!) after the document has been advanced a couple of centimetres by sudo skanlite, then the scanimage command forces a complete document feed -- but no scan.

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I've pretty much seen the same thing and that included building my own sane from source. The last I'd seen about this printer on the sane mailing list when I looked earlier in the year is that its completely unsupported by sane and its operation is different enough to the other models that it would have to be reverse engineered from scratch. –  Maks Oct 13 '13 at 9:22
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