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

Oliver Schwartz Oliver.Schwartz at gmx.de
Tue May 1 21:47:22 UTC 2007


On Monday 30 April 2007 21:34, Y P wrote:
> 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.

The scanner should be detected automatically by the snapscan backend. 
There is no symlink needed. The only necessary entry in snapscan.conf 
(usually in /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf) is the following line: 

scsi AGFA * Scanner"

If the automatic detection does not work you *can* specify the device 
direcly, by adding a line in snapscan.conf with just the devicename, 
e.g. "/dev/sg0" (without quotes).

Also make sure that the snapscan backend is enabled 
in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf, i.e. there's a line "snapscan" (without 
quotes) in dll.conf which is not commented out.

You don't need any firmware for SCSI scanners.

If all this doesn't help please send a debug log (run 
"SANE_DEBUG_SNAPSCAN=255 scanimage -L 2>debug.log).



More information about the sane-devel mailing list