[sane-devel] umax1220u: sane_start: Invalid argument

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 16:52:01 UTC 2008

I'd say it is a backend bug. I dont think it is mentioned in the SANE
spec, but backends should generally start out with reasonable
defaults. Should be simple to do that for the scan area params. Can
you file a bug report so we dont forget to do it?


On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 11:45 AM, D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh at mimosa.com> wrote:
> | From: gmurray at cloudnet.com
> | You need to specify the size of the image to scan, as it defaults to 0
> | pixels, which is invalid.
> | SANE_DEBUG_UMAX1220U=255 scanimage -x 100 -y 100 -d umax1220u:libusb:004:003 > outfile.pnm
> | From: m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com>
> | well, it appears that the backend does not set default values for the
> | width and height (-x and -y)
> |
> | so, in order to make a scan, you must specify them.
> |
> | scanimage -x 210 -y 297 > image.pnm
> It worked!  Thanks very much!
> Is this a backend bug, a scanner bug, or an unfortunate feature?
> I have yet to explore other programs that call SANE so I don't know if
> there will be problems specifying -x and -y with them.
> Thanks again: I was about to give these scanners away (I have two) because
> I thought there was no Linux support.  They've been sitting on the shelf
> for years and now they can actually be useful.  (There was no support when
> I last checked and it seemed unlikely to be created because no
> specifications were available.)
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