[sane-devel] Re: Sane-devel digest, Vol 1 #393 - 8 msgs

Jim Newton jimka@rdrop.com
Thu, 09 May 2002 22:03:24 +0200

hi henning et al, thanks for the information.  in fact i'm already
with setenv SANE_DEBUG_SNAPSCAN 255, and when i use scanimage -L i seem
to get the exact imformation as before.

yes, my scanner is the SnapScan e40, and yes i've already read
and many times the web page you  mentioned:

[jimka@localhost sane-backends-1.0.7]$ scanimage -L

No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).

I've read the web pages for sane and for snapscan and much documentation
for scanimage, and xscanimage and for xsane and for sane, but i have not
found an explanation of what it is that scanimage needs in order to find
a scanner.  aparently it needs something more than sane-find-scanner


> Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 19:33:50 +0200
> From: Henning Meier-Geinitz <henning@meier-geinitz.de>
> To: sane-devel@mostang.com
> Subject: Re: [sane-devel] sane-find-scanner works but scanimage does not find scanner
> Hi,
> 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:
> http://snapscan.sourceforge.net/
> Bye,
>   Henning