[sane-devel] Re: HP 5300C Xsane Failure

Rene Rebe rene@rocklinux-consulting.de
Sun, 27 Jun 2004 12:52:51 +0200 (CEST)


On: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 05:45:32 -0500,
    Myke Carter <mykec@mykec.net> wrote:

> [root@sillygoose sane]# SANE_DEBUG_AVISION=3D7 scanimage -L
> =

> No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something differen=
> check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
> sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentatio=
> which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).

Hm - this is bad. This means for some reason the avision backend is
not querried for devices present ...

> [root@sillygoose sane]# rpm -q libusb
> package libusb is not installed

> > Oh - you have the hpusbscsi module loaded. It is not very stable an=
> > therefore deprecated ... I had an report that it caused problems an=
> > locked up by another person just some days ago.
> =

> With what should I replace it?

You should use libusb to access the scanner from userspace. Can you
take a look if libusb (and maybe libusb-devel) is present on your
distribution CD - or available on the homepage? If you installed it,
you need to recompile sane-backend to take advantage of libusb.

What was the distribution you use and what is the version of the
kernel (uname -a)?

If the kernel is older - and libusb not easily available we can also
focus on getting the backend working with the hpusbscsi module ...

Sincerely yours,
  Ren=E9 Rebe
    - ROCK Linux stable release maintainer

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