[sane-devel] XSane (and maybe other frontends) backend name detection problem

Oliver Rauch oliver.rauch@rauch-domain.de
Sun, 1 Dec 2002 23:01:01 +0100

Hello Henning.

That is a known problem of the SANE1 standard. The only way a frontend
can find out the name of the device is sane_get_devices. But
sane_get_devices only can return the name of devices that
are configured.

I do not know another way to find out the name of a device with SANE1.


On Sunday 01 December 2002 19:57, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 03:06:12PM +0100, Oliver Rauch wrote:
> > Is ":libusb" a keyword we can search for in thos way:
> > if ":libusb" is part of the device name then use the
> > text before ":libusb" instead of before the last ":" ?
> There is yet another problem with backend name detection in xsane:
> If the backend in question isn't in dll.conf, xsane can't detect it's
> name. E.g.: "xsane test" prints "unknown:test" in the title bar.
> "xsane test:0" prints "unknown:0".
> Bye,
>   Henning
> _______________________________________________
> Sane-devel mailing list
> Sane-devel@www.mostang.com
> http://www.mostang.com/mailman/listinfo/sane-devel