[sane-devel] UMAX Astra 1200S/Linux-2.4.19 Freeze

Oliver Rauch oliver.rauch@rauch-domain.de
Wed, 04 Sep 2002 18:40:40 +0200

Hallo David,

some people reported that it is necessary to disable SCSI bus reset
in the driver or bios of the scsi controller. May be there was a change
in the kernel driver you use.

To enable debugging do:

you can redirect the output of the stderr with the option "2>debug.txt",
xsane 2>debug.txt


David Ronis schrieb:
> I'm an occasional scanner user, recently using sane-1.0.6/xsane-0.80,
> on an i686-Linux-gnu box.  I have an Umax Astra 1200S scanner and use
> the aha152x module to drive my SCSI card.  I've had this configuration
> (modulo software upgrades for years) and no hardware has been changed.
> Yesterday, I tried scanning in something to fax (I used lineart).  The
> preview looked fine, but somehow the resulting (postscript) file was
> corrupted, in that part of the scan was missing.  When I switched to
> grayscale or color (again the previews were fine) the scan started,
> after a few seconds, the scanner made a funny noise and the scan
> stopped; a few seconds later the system locked up.  On reboot, there
> were a large number of doubly allocated inodes (I'd never seen fsck
> run some of the subchecks before).
> I'd upgraded Linux from 2.4.18->2.4.19 since the last time I'd used
> the scanner, and figured that the problem might be with buffer-size
> declarations in some of the header files.  Accordingly, I rebuilt
> (using gcc-2.95.3) sane-1.0.8/xsane-0.87.  I get identical behavior.
> Help.
> David
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