[sane-devel] Canoscan 8800F]

Gernot Hassenpflug aikishugyo at gmail.com
Tue May 18 22:24:32 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 7:21 AM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 6:10 PM, Gernot Hassenpflug
> <aikishugyo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 2:25 AM, Kurt Rosenfeld
>> <hardware at ee.ccny.cuny.edu> wrote:
>>> Here is some good news.  I tried Backends 1.0.21 on a FreeBSD 9
>>> machine and it works.  Here is the stderr output:
>> Well, interesting. Of course you need 1.0.21, since the scanner was
>> not supported in 1.0.20. However, it surprised me that the pixma
>> driver recognized the scanner since 1.0.20 would not have registered
>> the 8800F at all.
>>> http://acm.poly.edu/~kurt/scanimage_freebsd_all255.txt
>>> This is the first time I tried it on a FreeBSD 9 machine.
>>> I tried it before on another older FreeBSD 7 machine and it
>>> seemed to fail in the same way as I have been seeing with
>>> Linux.  In both cases a little bit of dirty stuff was needed
>>> to get it to compile since the current version of SANE Backends
>>> in the FreeBSD ports tree is 1.0.20, which does not support the
>>> Canon 8800F.  The maintainer of the port recently submitted a
>>> patch (awaiting commit) that, among other things, updates the
>>> port to use 1.0.21.  Today I manually applied that patch to my
>>> ports tree and built sane-backends on the FreeBSD 9 box here in
>>> the lab.  What next?  -kurt
>> You could install 1.0.21 from source?
> Thats what he did :)

Duh! Morning without coffee! OK, so there is now the extra option of
using 1.0.21 directly. That is nice. I can't fathom what the usb error
is on that machine the OP is using. I've lost track of what machine
wer're talking about :-)

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