[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
> 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
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
> 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
>> > 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?
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