[sane-devel] Canoscan LiDE 25 detected by find-scanner, not scanimage

Ron Hunter-Duvar ronhd at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Nov 25 14:50:37 UTC 2005

On November 25, 2005 03:44, Chris wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just checked the output of 'sane-config --libs' on the Ubuntu box
> where the scanner works correctly. It gave exactly the same output and
> works fine - so it doesn't seem like those missing libraries are
> causing the problem.
> Both boxes are running essentially identical software so the only
> differences between them are that, on the box that doesn't work, there
> is a TV card and the CVS sane version I used was a few days newer (Nov
> 20).  Has something changed in the code recently that might cause
> this?  Could the presence of a tv card be causing the problem?
> Many thanks,
> Chris

Some expert will probably jump in with a better explanation, but yeah, I read 
in one of the man pages that a TV card can interfere. Sane is capable of 
treating a TV card as a scanning device (doing frame capture, I presume). If 
it picks this card up as the first scanning device, it will be the default. 
There's something you need to do to change the default scanning device.

Sorry, I'm not more specific, but I'm a sane-newbie (that is, a newbie to 

ronhd at users dot sourceforge dot net

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