[sane-devel] Configuring a Mustek BearPaw 2400 Scanner

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning at meier-geinitz.de
Fri Aug 19 16:09:01 UTC 2005


On Fri, Aug 19, 2005 at 04:29:19PM +0100, Richard Ibbotson wrote:
> Just got hold of a Mustek BearPaw 2400 CU Plus scanner for my own
> Debian Sarge workstation with a Debian kernel.  The scanner
> plugs in with USB.  Seems to be detected and works.  Output of
> 'scanimage -L' shows....


> So that a square OpenBSD CD cover comes out as a horizontal rectangle. 
> Also, only half an A4 page is being scanned which is also stretched
> in the horizontal direction.  I've tried to rename the ps2dfw2.usb
> driver in the way that is described above.  The scanner/driver just
> crashes and sits still.  To test the scanner and driver I was using
> the following command line argument...
> scanimage  --mode col>/home/user/scanner/image.png

By the way: scanimage creates pnm files, not png.

> Does anyone know how to fix these problems ? 

I hope so. Please try the latest backend gt68xx (1.0-73) from
http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/ or a snapshot of

> Also, I've tried Xsane and
> Quiteinsane and neither of those applications will detect the scanner
> even though it is seen by the command line software.  I think this
> might be something to do with permissions and the fact that only the
> root user has access to the scanner.  I'm not quite sure how to fix
> that.  Any help appreciated.

zless /usr/share/doc/libsane/README.Debian.gz


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