[sane-devel] How to start SANE and setup scanner

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Sat, 20 Nov 2004 18:04:10 +0100


On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 07:55:10PM +0800, Stephen Liu wrote:
> FC2

I guess that's Fedora Core 2? Better mention that you talk about Linux
and don't use abbreviateions. There are so many operating systems and
distributions out there nowerdays ...

> Snap Scan 310 connected via SCSI card

Agfa SnapScan 310 I guess?

> Following packages already installed on the box;
> $ rpm -qa | grep sane
> xsane-gimp-0.92-10
> sane-backends-devel-1.0.13-7
> sane-backends-1.0.13-7

Quite old. 1.0.15 is current.

> $ which sane

There is no program called "sane".

> $ xsane
> can be started but could not detect the scanner
> "no device available"
> Please advise how to start "sane"

That's not possible.

> and have the scanner setup

man sane
man sane-scsi
man sane-snapscan
man scanimage
man xsane

Is your SCSI controller detected? Permissions set correctly?