[sane-devel] Redhat 9 and XSane .89

Philip M Dunton webmaster@airrequest.net
Thu, 5 Jun 2003 20:11:02 -0700

I have an Epson 1650 scanner which worked perfectly with my Redhat 8 
installation.  Never a second of grief.
Now, after switching to RH 9 and the version of Sane which comes with it I 
find a very ill-mannered Sane implementation.
First, XSane goes out and looks for a scanner automatically on log-in.  My 
scanner is on a USB switch so it can be shared with two other computers so 
most of the time it is not available on start-up.  The "Looking" dialog just 
hangs around forever.
Second, I cannot use XSane or anything (GIMP) that uses it.  The application 
just locks up after running the scanning mechanism.  I have to KILL the 
I am using the current iscan rpm from EpsonKowa.
Is there something I should know here?

Phil Dunton