[sane-devel] Xsane startup problems

m. allan noah anoah@pfeiffer.edu
Thu, 3 Jul 2003 09:14:25 -0400 (EDT)

when you did the setup of your system last time, did you boot into windows 
before you installed linux? if you have not turned the scanner off since 
that time, it might have been using the firmware loaded by your windows 
boot all that time. now that you have powered the scanner off, it lost 
that, and you will need to find and load the firmware.


On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, david stevenson wrote:

> 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 
> http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/
> 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?
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