[sane-devel] USB HP scanner problems

Peter Kirchgessner peter@kirchgessner.net
Fri, 27 Jul 2001 19:58:24 +0200

Hi Bob,

Bob Sully wrote:
> Peter:  Is this true even when the box with the SCSI connection is turned
> off?

Yes. I connected the scanner with SCSI to one machine which was turned
off. Then I turned on the scanner. When plugging in the USB into a
running Windows machine, nothing happend. Then I disconnected the
scanner from SCSI. Turned it on again. Now plugging in the USB into the
Windows machine started the hardware recognition

> Also, any ideas on why I can't get xsane 0.79 to compile (see previous
> message)?

Maybe your GTK+ is not configured correctly. Try to run the command

gtk-config --cflags

On your machine it seems that this gives the output

-I/usr/local/include -I/usr/lib/glib/include -I/usr/X11R6/include

The missing files gdk.h or gtk.h should be located below
/usr/lib/glib/include. Try to find them with

find /usr/lib/glib/include -name gtk.h

I assume you get no output. On my machine, these files are located at
/usr/local/lib/glib/include. gtk-config gives to me

-I/usr/local/lib/glib/include -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/X11R6/include

So check your GTK-configuration. Maybe you have mixed a GTK-installation
from your distribution with a hand made source installation. But it can
not be too bad. Otherwise you could not have build the SANE-frontend


> Thanks very much...!
> -- Bob --
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Peter Kirchgessner wrote:
> > Hi Bob,
> >
> > my experience with a HP ScanJet 6350 is that it can not be used with
> > SCSI and USB at the same time. If the scanner finds a SCSI connection,
> > it is not available on the USB. Try to unconnect the scanner from SCSI
> > and try it with your USB box alone.
> >
> > --Peter
> --
> ______________________________________________________
> Bob Sully -- Malibyte Consulting, Simi Valley, CA, USA
> rcs at malibyte dot com
> On the 8th day, God said:  "Murphy, you're in charge."

Peter Kirchgessner
(alternate e-mail: pkirchgessner@t-online.de)