[sane-devel] no scanner found (Mandrake8.1)

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Sun, 14 Oct 2001 18:15:30 +0200


On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 07:53:39AM -0400, James Kirkpatrick wrote:
> I recently installed Mandrake 8.1.  It has the rpm package
> sane-backends-1.05.  I have a Microtek V6USL attached to a aic7xxx SCSI
> card.  The scanner is present in the bootup, when you run cdrecord
> -scanbus and in harddrake.  The program find-scanner says there is no
> scanner.  When I was running Mandrake7.2 and sane-1.03 the scanner was
> present but the light failed to turn on.  The scanner is listed as lun 6
> on scsibus0, zip drive lun5 on scsibus0 and there is ide cdrw on
> scsibus1 with lun0.

The problem was that the "Vendor" name is empty for this scanner. With
an explicit "/dev/sg0" in microtek2.conf the scanner was detected by
scanimage -L. However, I don't know why it wasn't found by