[sane-devel] xsane not detecting usb scanner

JKD JKD at JKDSoft.cjb.net
Tue Feb 28 12:16:37 UTC 2006


I suppose you are using hp3900 series backend. This backend is still
unstable so it's not already included in SANE project. May be
sane-find-scanner finds the device but you haven't installed properly
the backend.

If you have installed SANE from sources be sure that you've patched
correctly SANE sources to include this backend. Be sure where have you
SANE project and where are config files installed. SANE project uses by
/usr/local/etc/sane.d/ path. Debian official libsane package uses
So if you compile SANE from sources you should compile xsane and
xscanimage too.

If you install xsane or xscanimage packages in Debian using apt-get, you
be forced to install libsane package. In this case, these frontends will
look for
config files in /etc/sane.d and won't find hp3900 backend. If you've
SANE and its frontends using apt-get, the last version of hp3900 backend
a debian package which adds the backend to the official debian libsane

You will find this package in:


file: hp3900-sane_bin_0.4-1_i386.deb

Regards, Jonathan Bravo Lopez

P.D: I apologize about my english level

El Tue, 28 de Feb de 2006, a las 02:30:01PM +0530, Rajasekaran J. dijo:
> hi All,
>    I have HP scanjet 4070 photosmart scanner,It works fine in Fedora core
> 3 and  Debian It detects with "sane-find-scanner" and "scanimage -L" But
> xsane or xscanimage not detecting the scanner.I am using with "Libusb"
> method because the kernel is 2.6.12-1-p4-smp.
> Rajasekaran
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