[sane-devel] fujitsu scanner owners needed

extobias extobias at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 15:11:36 UTC 2008

m. allan noah-3 wrote:
> On 6/7/08, spammed <spammed at get2net.dk> wrote:
>>  On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 09:48 -0400, m. allan noah wrote:
>>  In the past few weeks, I have made several updates to the fujitsu sane
>> backend. I don't really have a good list of testers, so I am putting
>> out a call for all fujitsu backend users to please try the current
>> version from SANE CVS.
>>  I have done some testing with my fi-5110-EOX and scanimage. The
>> backend+scanimage is from CVS as of 5 June.
>>  Particular areas to watch out for:
>> 1. JPEG output is now possible, but will only work with scanimage from
>> cvs, or some other sane 1.1 compliant frontend
>>  JPEG output works fine. Is the compression done by the scanner or the
>> backend?
>>the scanner itself. it appears that every fi-series Fujitsu might be
>>able to do this.
>>  2. The mechanism for determining the color interlace mode is now
>> automatic, so please see if color scans look weird, particularly if
>> the scanner has done a color scan in windows without being power
>> cycled.
>>  Not really tested, but no problems observed.
>>if a non-jpeg color scan looks ok, then that is all the testing we need
>>  [...]
>> 4. the scanner device is now named 'fujitsu:model:serial' instead of
>> the system provided name, if the scanner supports serial number
>> detection. please verify that the new name actually matches your
>> scanner :)
>>  Model and serial is correct.
> ~anoah/fujitsu/
>>  5. initialization code has changed somewhat, the backend should find
>> scanners if they are plugged in after the front-end starts (requires
>> custom daemon frontend to test, I dont know of any in the wild)
>>  Not tested, would need instructions...
>>right- i don't actually have a frontend that does this, so lets not
>>worry about it.
> I have one, and works. but take more time to scan.
> Sometime it never come back.
> I also tested with the old snap i have (2008-05-08) and
> work really nice.
>>  6. please test page-width and page-height support, it seems that some
>> cheaper scanners don't work.
>> [...]
>> Known issues:
>> [...]
>> 2. page-width and page-height don't seem to work for the fi-5110EOX,
>> needs software emulation
>>  As previously found, page-width is ignored. I am all set to test any
>> improvements on this front :-)
>>right. going to need to simulate in software for your machine. i
>>wonder how many others have the same problem?
> Im using fi-5120c and works fine, the only condition is that i
> have to set first page-* before setting tl-* and bt-* options.
>>  The page-height option works as expected in combination with
>> dfdetect=Length except that dfdiff seems to be fixed at 10mm.
>>odd. do you get an error when you set the other lengths?
>  A long page
>> (paper jam) occurring as the last sheet of a batch is detected only on
>> the
>> next invocation of scanimage. (May be a limitation of the scanner's
>> detection mechanism, or a scanimage issue?)
>>hmm, i need to look into that. it is possible that the scanner does
>>not report the error to us until after the page is fully sent, so
> ?t?here is no way to inform the front-end.
>>  Some additional observations about this scanner, for the record:
>>  - dfdetect=Thickness is ignored.
>>this machine must not have a thinkness sensor. i wonder if this
>>applies to the S5xx series too?
>>  - the overscan option seems to be ignored, although I am not sure I
>> fully
>> understand its purpose. The output looks identical, with no additional
>> space
>> at the top. What is the bgcolor option mentioned in the --help -d output?
>>when overscan is enabled, the x and y values of the scan area can
>>extend slightly larger than the page width, and the scanner outputs a
>>few mm of the background before the top of the page hits the sensor.
>>if your machine has a white background stripe behind the sensor, try
>>scanning a darker sheet and see if the white background shows above.
>>the bgcolor option is only for scanners which have a servo driven
>>black/white background in the adf, such as the fi-5120C
>>  - the sleeptimer option works, but does not put the scanner as such into
>> sleep mode. It just dims the scanner lamps after the specified interval
>> if
>> no paper is inserted.
>>that is fujitsu's idea of sleep, lamp at half brightness, and any
>>operator panel lights off (other than power?) i dont think there is a
>>way to turn the lamp off entirely.
>>  Btw, there seems to be a bit of weirdness going on if these last two
>> options are both present on the command line (individually they are
>> accepted):
>>  $ scanimage -n --sleeptimer=5 --overscan=Off
>>  scanimage: rounded value of sleeptimer from 5 to 5
>>  scanimage: setting of option --overscan failed (Invalid argument)
>>  $ scanimage -n --overscan=Off --sleeptimer=5
>>  scanimage: setting of option --sleeptimer failed (Invalid argument)
>>weird. let me try this myself and get back to you.
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