[sane-devel] sorry for the FAQ but I can't find an answer anywhere

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Mon, 24 Dec 2001 19:59:01 +0100


On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 10:19:27PM -0800, paul beard wrote:
> I am using NetBSD 1.5.2 

If it's NetBSD it's definitely not a frequently asked question as
feedback concerning this platform is rare.

> and a UMAX Astra 1200s scanner (or trying to). Just 
> like every other request for help I have seen, the unit is recognized by the 
> kernel, but scanimage can't work with it. sane-find-scanner finds it but 
> can't determine it's name. I have SANE_DEBUG cranked up to 128 so if you need 
> details, I got 'em. 
> [/usr/home/paul]:: dmesg | grep uk0
> uk0 at scsibus0 target 1 lun 0: <UMAX, Astra 1200S, V2.7> SCSI2 6/scanner 
> fixed
> uk0: unknown device

I don't know about these uk? devices. However, my scanner works quite
well with /dev/ss0. I had to put "/dev/ss0" manually into my
backend's config file.

> sane-find-scanner: found scanner "  " at device /dev/uk0 <- what's this?

Maybe SANE can't cope with the uk? devices? Are they new? I tried
1.5.1 and got the /dev/ss devices.