[sane-devel] xsane and scanimage crashes

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 12:46:29 UTC 2009

It would seem that there are bugs in the avision backend for certain
versions of certain hp machines. You are unlucky enough to own such a
machine. There has been some discussion of reverting some recent
changes and see if the situation improves. Are you willing to test


On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 10:52 PM, J.S <bluedbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> J.S wrote:
>> Please ignore my recent post I made about "[sane-devel] xsane and scanimage crashes" which you can find here:
>>       http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2009-March/024182.html
>> The whole message didn't go through I don't know why, so I figure I make another new one adding more info
>> to it. You can find the whole message here at pastebin:
>>       http://pastebin.com/f6149238
> Ok I managed to fix it. All I did was uncomment the following lines in the avision.conf file located at
> /etc/sand.d/
> #option disable-gamma-table
> #option disable-calibration
> #option force-a4
> Then I used xscanimage and it was able to scan, preview, and save my image with no problems. But when
> using xscan, it freezes and takes a lot of time to load up the program--I mentioned that in my earlier
> post. When it freezes, I kill the process then I try to use scanimage -L to detect my scanner, but it
> fails to detect it thus causing me to disconnect and connect my scanner adapter then by using scanimage
> -L it would detect the scanner.
> When I do use xscanimage to scan my images, it succeeds and even if I kill the process, by using
> scanimage -L it still detects my scanner no matter what. But when using xscan, it freezes, fails to
> detect my device, and if I kill the process and check with scanimage -L, it fails to detect my scanner.
> If you read my earlier post, I posted a small gdb error output regarding xscan in the first paragraph.
> It's not much but that's all I can bring up.
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