[sane-devel] Scanner

martin at hoevenaar.com martin at hoevenaar.com
Mon Mar 8 19:30:11 UTC 2010

Hello :-)

After trying to install I got a message which stated that I should  
send an email to this address. I have a HP Scanjet 2400, a very  
popular (still after all those years) scanner which works just fine in  
Windows or OSX. Those are two systems I do not use. I prefer Linux  
Fedora 12 and very happy with it.

Anyway, after installing the Genesys back-end the scanner got  
recognized with "scanimage -L" but only as root. The same goes for  
running Xsane: just as root, not as user. When I try to make a scan  
the following message appears in my console:

(xsane:18835): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkSpinButton: setting an adjustment  
with non-zero page size is deprecated

On Linux I am an experienced user, but not a genius, which is not my  
intention of being. ;-)

First I thought it might be locked, since that is possible "on  
purpose", but there are no lids, slids or whatever to mechanically  
lock the scanner. I also tried to figure out Xsane, but there are not  
many options to adjust on the scanner itself (read: none).

Could you please help me or advise me? I would be very happy, since I  
have no money to buy a new scanner.

The silly thing is, and I have read that many times on the web, that  
this scanner model is widely known and very popular. The drivers and  
instructions I have found on:

Thank you in advance and keep up the good work with Open Source and Linux!

With regards,

Martin Hoevenaar.

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