[sane-devel] Xsane startup problems

Farhan Ahmed ahmedf@cs.lafayette.edu
Wed, 02 Jul 2003 20:57:02 -0400


I'm running Mandrake 9.1 on my Athlon system. When I initially installed 
Mandrake, Xsane was configured perfectly automatically and I had no problems 
using my Lexmark X73 flatbed scanner. But then I had to move to a new place 
and so I unhooked my computer and moved it. When I reconnected everything, to 
my utter surprise and dissapointment, I got the following error message:

gt68xx] Couldn't open firmware file 
(neither`/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/OSLO3071b2.usb' nor 
`/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/oslo3071b2.usb'): No such file or directory

I still get the icon for Xsane on my desktop (KDE) automatically when I hook 
up the scanner and so the OS is detecting the scanner fine. Also, the Control 
Center on Mandrake seems to recognize the scanner correctly too. By the way, 
the scanner has a USB interface and it's connected to /dev/usb/scanner0

Can anyone help me out please?

Farhan Ahmed
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042-1783.