[sane-devel] plustek 0.52-3 backend: help needed!

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 14:04:27 UTC 2010

That (ancient) version of Ubuntu comes with sane-backends 1.0.19,
AFAIK. The hp 2100 is listed as completely supported in that version,
and there have been no major updates to the plustek backend in 3
years. It is highly unlikely that recompiling will help your problem.


On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Mike Dorey <mike.dorey at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> Dear SANE developers
> I'm trying to get my hp scanjet 2100c flatbed scanner working with SANE
> under Ubuntu 8.04LTS but I realise I'm completely out of my depth.  I’m
> currently trying to find someone who could lead me through this maze in
> words of one syllable (or less)....
> SANE appears to recognise my scanner, but when I press 'scan' the thing just
> makes a 'clunk' and stops.  A similar noise is heard if I then press
> 'cancel'.  It seems that someone else has experienced this before:
> http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1248834
> I visited the SANE-project website and found a link to a backend that
> supported my scanner:
> http://www.gjaeger.de/scanner/plustek/    (backend file:
> plustek-usb-0.52-3.tar.tar).  Further reading revealed that this needed to
> be compiled into something that could be used by Ubuntu (something I’ve
> never done before).
> At this point I discovered the excellently-written  HowTo   document:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo.  My optimism soared
> (!) and I decided to have a go.  I got to the point in Step 3 where it says
> “This newly-created directory will contain a file called 'configure'” - mine
> didn't(!!) As optimism gave way to desperation, I tried running anything
> that looked remotely like it might be a configuration file (as a few more
> besides).
> If there’s anyone out there who can help, I’d be grateful if you’d get in
> touch.
> Thanks
> Mike
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