[sane-devel] Problem with HP ScanJet 4p and SCSI

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Mon May 11 12:57:37 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 4:57 AM, David Brant <brantosaurus at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Allan
> Before i tried your suggestion xsane was as dead as a dodo.
> scanimage > image.pnm simply placed a lineart image into
> my /home/'username' directory which i simply checked with the GIMP image
> editor
> Thinking using a text based application like scanimage was not really my
> idea of a final solution, i selected xsane once more. To my great
> surprise and delight it kicked in and is now up and running. I can now
> scan in full glorious colour!
> For the record, why does xsane now work when all else before failed? Has
> it just simply used the scanned image location info to deduce my user
> account and set the appropriate image file and directory permissions?
> If so 'No devices available' does not adequately convey the real system
> requirements.

Xsane has no idea that scanimage has been used previously. It knows
what user you are because you logged in. Probably this is a driver
issue, but it will be impossible to debug unless you can reliably
reproduce the problem.


> All the same, many thanks for that
> Dave
> On Sun, 2009-05-10 at 11:26 -0400, m. allan noah wrote:
>> >
>> > Unfortunately i do not know how to use scanimage to be of any
> further
>> > effective use.
>> >
>> > Any suggestions?  Do I need to try something different?
>> scanimage --help should give more clue. hint:
>> scanimage > image.pnm
>> then look at image.pnm with your favorite image viewer. If that looks
>> ok, but xsane does not work, perhaps you are using a different user?
>> allan
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