[sane-devel] Xsane startup problems

david stevenson david@rondotheatre.co.uk
Thu, 3 Jul 2003 10:25:12 +0100

On Thursday 03 July 2003 1:57 am, Farhan Ahmed wrote:
> Hi,
> 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

This means the backend could not find a file it needs to load into your 
scanner. You must have had this file installed correctly before for it to 
work so I do not know what happened in your move to loose it.
If you can not find it on your system see 
for details of where to get it from.

> 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?