[sane-devel] Hp 6300C on FreeBSD seg fault

Peter Kirchgessner peter@kirchgessner.net
Thu, 05 Sep 2002 07:50:15 +0200

Hi Michael,

at least the scanner is working with USB under Linux. Even if the 
backend does not show the proper model.



Michael Collette wrote:

> Recently purchased this Hp 6300C to connect via USB to my laptop running 
> FreeBSD.  In the past I had really good luck with Sane on a FreeBSD desktop 
> with an older scanjet via a SCSI connection, so I thought I'd give this a 
> try.
> After a good bit of fighting with it, I finally managed to get Sane to talk to 
> it.  sane-find-scanner never does properly report the proper model, but XSane 
> appears to be utilizing the Hp backend when talking to /dev/uscanner0.
> If I do a preview in "line art" mode, all is well.  I can changed the mode to 
> "Color" and do a full res scan from that point.  The thing that's broken here 
> is when I attempt a color preview.  When I do this, it scans very nearly to 
> the end of the document then promptly seg faults.
> In thinking this might be due to the scan attempting to go too far I shortened 
> the preview length to "letter".  No change, still seg faults.
> At this point I'm guessing that the problem might be somehow related to the 
> fact that Sane is unable to determine the exact model of the scanner in use.  
> I actually haven't a clue, but grasping at straws as best I can.
> Vital Stats:
> 4.6-STABLE FreeBSD 4.6-STABLE #0: Sat Aug 31 03:01:09 PDT 2002
> Built from source from ports tree:
> sane-backends-1.0.8
> sane-frontends-1.0.8
> xsane-0.87
> I really need to determine if this scanner is usable via the USB on FreeBSD or 
> not.  Limited time before I can take it back and get a refund and all.  It 
> really looks to be a nice scanner at a decent price, so I'd really hate to 
> take it back.
> Thanks,

Peter Kirchgessner