[sane-devel] Bug? It takes minutes to save a scan with xsane with very old PCs.

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue May 24 13:04:20 UTC 2011

You should definitely try using another program like scanimage, just
to verify. If the problem is only with XSANE, you might contact it's
author. He is not subscribed to this mailing list.


On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM, Al Bogner <sane at ml093.pinguin.uni.cc> wrote:
> I noticed at friends with very old systems (Celeron 1000 and 1300,
> 512MB RAM, Geforce MX400, SCSI-scanner), that it takes
> minutes to an hour, depending on the resolution until a scan is saved.
> RAM is 512MB. Both PCs use an uptodate Ubuntu Natty.
> The scan itself is fast, depending on the resolution, but below 1
> minute, when the scan is saved the cpu goes to 100% and especially Xorg
> gets mad with over 90% cpu. Saving of the files finish, 90dpi lasts a
> few minutes, higher resolutions can take an hour.
> We didn't test other scan-programms than xsane 0.998-1ubuntu1 till now.
> Any suggetions?
> Saving other files, eg with Libreoffice is "normal"
> Al
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