SV: [sane-devel] sane-find-scanner can find my scanner, but Xsane can't?
Christoffer Holm Kj°lbŠk
Sat, 28 Jun 2003 19:29:55 +0200
Fra: Michael Rasile [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sendt: 28. juni 2003 19:01
Til: Christoffer Holm Kj°lbŠk
Emne: Re: [sane-devel] sane-find-scanner can find my scanner, but Xsane
Thanks for you answer
I think the problem is the old backend, that came with RedHat 9.0 as
The version was: 1.0.9-5
Amd the newest is 1.0.12, so maybe it is that
Can i just install the new backend, and nothing else?
On Sat Jun 28, 2003 at 03:23:08PM +0200 or thereabouts, Christoffer Holm
> I have a Canon LiDe30, wich shuold be supported by sane
> And if I run sane-find-scanner, it finds the scanner at /dev/usb/scanner0
> But, Xsane says, that there is no devices available, why?
> Kind regards - and thanks in adance
> Christoffer Kj°lbŠk
> Sane-devel mailing list
Well, I have the same scanner and I use Gentoo. The first time I installed
gentoo, I couldn't get the scanner to work right away. The problem is the
sane-backend. Do you know what version of sane you have. What does
scanimage -L show? If it doesn't show anything and your scanner is found by
the kernel, then the problem lies with sane's backend. If you upgrade to the
latest version of the sane-backend, it should solve the problem. What I did
was to download the backend from the website and follow the directions for
unpacking and installing. I installed right over the backend that was
installed by gentoo. It worked for me. Now, here is something strange. I had
to reinstall gentoo and before I upgraded the sane-backend, I tried xsane
and it worked. Who knows why? Well, if you upgrade your sane-backend, it
should solve the problem. HTH
"Don't Fear The Penguin."