[sane-devel] "no sane devices found"

Mark S Parrish mpmail@pacbell.net
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:20:23 -0700


I just loaded the following:

[root@msp mark]# rpm -qa |grep "sane"

Here are the installed modules:

[root@msp mark]# lsmod 
Module                  Size  Used by 
aic7xxx               107840   0  (autoclean) 
sg                     28160   0  (autoclean) 
scsi_mod               90288   2  (autoclean) [aic7xxx sg] 
es1371                 26272   0 
gameport                1840   0  [es1371] 
ac97_codec              8624   0  [es1371] 
3c59x                  25824   1  (autoclean)

An interesting thing is happening.  When I start xsane, it says something 
like "xsane: no devices available."  Just for grins I did a:

[root@msp mark]# sane-find-scanner
# Note that sane-find-scanner will find any scanner that is connected
# to a SCSI bus.  It will even find scanners that are not supported
# at all by SANE. It won't find a scanner that is connected to a
# parallel, USB or other non-SCSI port.
sane-find-scanner: found processor "HP C7670A 3945" at device /dev/sg0
sane-find-scanner: found processor "HP C7670A 3945" at device /dev/sga

It took almost a full minute to come back with the above 2 lines. I am also 
wondering why it is listed twice.

Then I executed xsane again and it gave me the "xsane: no devices 
available" ONCE.  The second time I executed xsane it started just fine.  It 
is almost like I have to kick it to get it started.  Can anyone tell me why?

I am running LM8.0 (2.4.7 kernel) 1.4mhz Intell Pentium 4 with 512 mb ram.  
My scanner is a HP ScanJet 6300C.

I love xsane.  I just want it to come to life when I fire up the program.