[sane-devel] xsane - save standard scan format

Roger rogerx.oss at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 23:21:35 UTC 2017

> On Fri, Jun 09, 2017 at 05:57:14PM +0200, Herr Oswald wrote:
>> ~/.sane/xsane/xsane.rc
>> "preset-area-name"
>> "letter port."
>> "preset-area-name"
>> "letter land."
>On my machine, I get 16 hits when searching in the file for "preset-
>area-name" - representing 16 different paper formats. So, to me it more
>looks that all the predefined scan formats are saved here - but not the
>single one which is choosen when the application starts.
>I'm afraid, my question still is noch answered. Sorry.

Since nobody else has chimed in here, I would move your $HOME/.sane folder to 
$HOME/.sane-20170609 and let xsane recreate it's configuration file.  Usually 
the first thing I do when applications start behaving strangely.


$ mv $HOME/.sane $HOME/.sane-20170609

When things like this go astray, simply backup your configuration file and 
start with a new one.  Rarely needs to be done on Linux, but sometimes 

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