[sane-devel] Need help with Canon scanner
alan at his.com
Sat Aug 22 14:08:42 UTC 2015
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On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 10:05:20PM +0200, Rolf Bensch wrote:
> Hi Allan,
<G> You're thinking of Mr Noah. I'm a one-L Alan.
> Did you install Sane from sources before? It seems so. Please remove all
> libsane.so.1.0.24 files from /usr/local/lib/ and reinstall Sane with
> 'sudo make install' and go ahead with 3.1.
> You can jump over 3.2.
There is a symlink pointing nowhere there? ? ?
> Please check the version with 'scanimage -V'. You should get:
> scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.25git; backend version 1.0.25
Exactly what I got.
> Please read your scanners manual. You need to set your scanner into
> "Remote Scanner" mode before you can use any PC program to scan.
I _did_ read it, and discovered that after I toggled to
"Remote Scanner" I then had to press the OK button. That
was what settled things. For my scanner now 'works'.
The command 'scanimge > test ' took a while to execute,
which is not surprising, since it yielded a
Netpbm PPM "rawbits" image data
file of size 1683875. I took several images, a couple of
elaborately colored ads of the beauties of Japan, and
the images showed up gorgeously. The physical
Canon I have certainly is a fine piece of equipment.
> Hope this helps.
It certainly does/did! RTFM! and now that I've done
so, and pressed the OK button, things seem to be working.
I've got to find out how to do B&W scans, which means
studying the man page for scanimage. I'll stick around
this E-list for a while, just in case I have further
questions I can't solve by myself.
Herr Bensch, bitte nehme Sie meinen tiefsten Dank an! wegen Ihres
Wissen und, vor allem, Ihrer Geduld!!
Alan McConnell : http://globaltap.com/~alan/
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when
his income depends on his not understanding it.
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