[sane-devel] Segfault with xscanimage but not with scanimage
Thomas H. George
lists at tomgeorge.info
Tue Oct 4 21:45:07 UTC 2011
My system is debian squeeze, my scanner is epson perfection 2400 Photo.
>From an xwindow terminal both xsane and xscanimage terminate with a
segmentation fault after the scanner is selected and the scan command is
given but before the scanner actually runs.
Both these programs will not fail when run by root,
I have run strace -e trace=open,read,write,close xscan. Scrolling
through the output I find the passwd file has been opened and read
successfully but the segmentation fault occurs just after another
attempt to read the passwd file with a different specification in the
I have also set SANE_DEBUG_XSCANIMAGE=4 and run xscanimage. The
segmentation fault occurs just after scan_dialog.
As noted in the subject line scanimage > /tmp/fig.pnm run by user tom
All of this suggests there is a permission problem somewhere but I can't
find it. Any suggestions?
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