[sane-devel] HP Backend problem

Peter Kirchgessner peter@kirchgessner.net
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 22:46:08 +0200

Hi Marc,

this is already in SANE-CVS. You can pick up the current state from CVS
or just the hp-backend from http://www.kirchgessner.net
This backend will not switch off the light. But it gives you a button
where you can switch it off yourself.


Marc Gregoire wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a HP C6270A scanner and use XSane to scan images. But i've a little
> problem with the HP backend.
> Apparently the 1.0.5 backend switches of the light of the scanner after each
> and every scan. Version 1.0.3 does not do this, but leaves the light on. I'm
> sure it is better to leave the light on, because switching it on, off, on,
> off,... is rather bad for a light. The HP scanner has a buildin timeout and
> will switch the light off automagically.
> Can you please fix this or put an option in the hp.conf file so the user has
> the choice?
> Thanx,
> Marc Gregoire
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Peter Kirchgessner
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