[sane-devel] problem while found SCSI scanner "AGFA SNAPSCAN 1236 1.50" at /dev/sg0

Y P yellow.penguin at edpnet.be
Mon Apr 30 19:34:15 UTC 2007

Hi Sane-devel team,

a friend of mine is trying to get work an Agfa Snapscan 1236 SCSI on its Debian 4.0 Etch distrib.

I asked him to add sane-utils and he sended me its sane-find-scanner 
output (see further):

as you will see, the scanner is found/recognized,
but xsane seems to find his Logitech QuickCam and doesn't give him the 
choice to tell that's his intensions are to scan, not to webcam 

He also did tried to add ln -s /dev/sg0 /dev/scanner
but the scanner symlink is removed at each reboot.

Finally, he also read some info found on the sane archive, but it still 
doesn't work.

Suggestions are welcome, and I will translate and send it fwd to him.

Here is its output:

# sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
# result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
# scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

found SCSI scanner "AGFA SNAPSCAN 1236 1.50" at /dev/sg0
# Your SCSI scanner was detected. It may or may not be supported by 
>SANE. Try
# scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.


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