[sane-devel] ScanSnap S1100 on Linux Mint

abel deuring adeuring at gmx.net
Fri Jun 23 12:17:52 UTC 2017

Am 23.06.2017 um 13:41 schrieb Crusader:
> Thank you for identifying the problem, Allan.  Your finding brings me
> very close to resolving the issue.
> My distro (Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64 bit, Cinnamon Version 2.8.8) does
> not have an update to sane-backends version 1.0.27, and as you pointed
> out, compiling is complicated (I tried it).  I am open to suggestions.

Since Mint is based on Ubuntu, Rolf Bensch's PPA can help you:


It provides the most recent Sane release. Just follow the instructions
"Adding this PPA to your system" from that page and then run

  sudo apt-get upgrade


> In the interim, I will take this issue back to the Linux Mint forum and
> see if I can get further help there.
> Your support is greatly appreciated!
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:02 PM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com
> <mailto:kitno455 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 7:46 PM, Crusader <crusader222 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:crusader222 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >
>     > 3. run 'SANE_DEBUG_EPJITSU=5 scanimage -L' and send the output text to
>     > this list- I want to see what version of sane you are running.
>     > a at a-UL80VT ~ $ SANE_DEBUG_EPJITSU=5 scanimage -L
>     > [sanei_debug] Setting debug level of epjitsu to 5.
>     > [epjitsu] sane_init: epjitsu backend 1.0.20, from sane-backends 1.0.23
>     > [epjitsu] load_fw: firmware already loaded?
>     > device `epjitsu:libusb:002:004' is a FUJITSU ScanSnap S1100 scanner
>     Well, there is your problem, you are running an ancient version of
>     sane-backends, which does not support this scanner fully. You will
>     need to upgrade to something more recent. 1.0.25 was the first version
>     that supported this scanner, but 1.0.27 would be better, as it
>     contains some fixes. You should see if your distro has some kind of
>     updated package you could load. If not, you will have to compile from
>     source, which is more complicated.
>     allan
>     --
>     "well, I stand up next to a mountain- and I chop it down with the edge
>     of my hand"

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