Plustek OpticSlim 2600 scanner not detected by scanimage

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – I ran into something like this getting my neighbor's scanner working on his Linux box. But that was a couple of years ago... and my memory sucks... so don't rely on any of the following...Since the sane-gt68xx-backend package hasn't been updated since 2007, his scanner also wouldn't work right away.In my case I had to use the Vendor-ID and Product-ID to get the real manufacturer and model of the scanner. Even though the scanner had it's own name/model, I found out the "guts" of the scanner was actually made by Plustek (I think). But that's not the proble (HowTos)