[sane-devel] 3 mins delay at xscanimage startup due to querying hpiod

Jon Chambers jon at jon.demon.co.uk
Tue Mar 6 11:43:45 CET 2007

Hi Volker,

SANE does not know which scanner you have or don't have until it tries all 
the possibilities.  You can limit which backends it will try by editing 
dll.conf (which on my system can be found in /etc/sane.d) and commenting 
out suspicious looking entries.

Good luck!

====================== Jon Chambers =====================
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On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, Volker Barth wrote:

> Dear all,
> I recently bought my first scanner (Canon Lide 25), which is reported
> to work with the plustek backend. I'm running Kubuntu Dapper and have
> the most recent ubuntu binary packages 'libsane' and 'sane' installed.
> My problem is that when I start xscanimage it takes 3:10 minutes until
> the GUI shows up, which is quite a while. After setting
> SANE_DEBUG_XSCANIMAGE to 4 I found that it stays all the time in the
> [init] section. Meanwhile, the syslog gives the following messages:
>  scanimage: unable to open /var/run/hplip/hpiod.port: No such file or directory: prnt/hpijs/hplip_api.c 84
> [...]

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