[sane-devel] Brand-Newbie question

Jim George jg014a8950@blueyonder.co.uk
Sun, 14 Oct 2001 13:16:29 +0000

I've just installed sane with the mustek_pp backend.

I had no /dev/scanner entry in my /dev directory therefore, after much 
scrabbling around and guessing, I created a symbolic link from /dev/lp0 to 

I chose /dev/lp0 as this is the entry in /etc/printcap  that equates to 
the lp printer, and my mustek 1200cp scanner (CIS chipset with the 
software patch from Eddy DeGreef) shares that port.

I edited /etc/sane.d/dll.conf and removed the comment in front of 

I edited /etc/sane.d/mustek_pp.conf and changed the port to 0x3bc as per 
the instrcutions in that file.

My problem is that when I run xsane I get the message 'no devices 
available'.  I've tried specifying mustek_pp:/dev/scanner and 
mustek_pp:/dev/lp0 (and 1).  But all of these fail.

Can someone tell me what I've done wrong, or have missed?

Thanks in advance,