[sane-devel] Fwd: SANE network scanning?

Steven Santos Steven at simplycircus.com
Tue Aug 14 13:12:36 UTC 2012

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sounds like you are trying to use some sort of twain-sane bridge on
> the client? I would skip that for now, and make sure you can talk to
> sane natively from the client. Perhaps using XSane? I don't use
> Windows, so I'm not of much help there, sorry.
> allan
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 3:00 AM, Mike Wirth <mwirth at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Folks,
> >
> > Here's a copy of my last msg to Steven about my efforts to do remote
> > scanning with a Fujitsu fi-4750c (sent a couple weeks ago).
> >
> > As you can read, I was successful in having the scanner show up remotely
> on
> > the client machine, but wasn't able to get the actual scan to occur.  As
> > mentioned, I suspect a permissions problem somewhere along the chain
> between
> > client and host.  Haven't been able to get back to debugging this yet
> (too
> > many other projects have priority :-)  If anyone has any suggestions for
> me
> > on how to sort this out (e.g., what to look for in the logs), let me
> know.

Can you confirm that scanning works locally on the laptop?  e.g. it
actually scans from the laptop?

Can you boot a second computer into a linux boot disk, and see if it works
with the scanner?  This would eliminate the sane-twain bridge as the
possible issue.

> >
> > Re Allan's questions, I used the latest versions of SANE components as of
> > last month.  Scanner is a Fujitsu fi-4750c.  I can "reach it" to select
> it
> > in he scanning app on the client (Adobe Acrobat running on Mac OS X,
> IIRC),
> > but attempting to commence a scan fails. (Don't remember the specific
> error
> > msg; probably timeout).
> >
> > Steven provided me with some draft how-to instructions on setting up
> saned
> > for my SCSI scanner, which were helpful in getting as far as I did.
>  Once I
> > sort out the remaining problems :-) I owe him an improved draft.

I look forward to that!
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