[sane-devel] CanoScan LiDE20 jamming with scanimage

Gerhard Jaeger gerhard at gjaeger.de
Sun Apr 9 10:24:35 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 05 April 2006 09:51, Fibonacci Prower wrote:
> Hello,
> First of all, I have no experience whatsoever with Linux, so I
> apologise in advance for any stupidity I might have made, or detail I
> might have omitted. That being said, I can proceed:
> I have just installed Fedora Core 5 (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp), and I'm
> trying to use the CanoScan LiDE20 scanner which, according to
> http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html, is completely supported by
> SANE. sane-find-scanner detects it, but it jams (with the lamps on)
> whenever I try to scanimage, and nothing short of unplugging it from
> the PC will stop it. I reboot to Windows XP (ahh, the magic of
> dual-boot), and it scans perfectly well, not jamming at all (which
> proves that the scanner is working fine).
> I then reboot to Linux, sane-find-scanner finds it again, and
> scanimage makes it jam again. Terminating scanimage gives only a
> "Trying to stop scanner" message, but the scanner does not stop until
> I unplug it. Trying to run scanimage again (with the scanner plugged
> back in, of course) results in "scanimage: no SANE devices found",
> even though sane-find-scanner still sees it.
> What can I do about this problem?

When does it "jam"? If it jams only during preview, please try to
scan someting @ 150dpi in color mode and tell me if it still
jams. It might be, that preview scans jam.

Are you able to compile/install SANE on your own?


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