[sane-devel] sane-find-scanner works but scanimage does not find scanner

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Thu, 9 May 2002 19:33:50 +0200


On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 04:05:44PM +0200, Jim Newton wrote:
> hi, i've installed all the lastest sane rpms under redhat 7.2.
> when i run sane-find-scanner i get promising results.

If you read the text sane-find-scanner prints you will find out that
this just means that your scanner was detected by the kernel. This
doesn't necessarily mean, that it is supported by SANE or was detected
by a backend.

> but scanimage cannot find any SANE devices.  Any ideas of what
> might be wrong, or what i can try, or how i can get more debugging
> information?

A rather interesting information would be which scanner you use :-)

> sane-find-scanner: found USB scanner (vendor = 0x06bd, product = 0x208d)
> at device /dev/usb/scanner0

This is an Agfa Scanner (from the vendor id)? From snapscan.conf I
guess you have a SnapScan e40? Looks like it is supported.

If you run scanimage like this:

SANE_DEBUG_SNAPSCAN=255 scanimage -L

you should get more information about what's going on.

The snapscan maintainers will probably be able to provide more help.
Maybe you can fins usefull information here: