[sane-devel] ScanSnap S1100 on Linux Mint

Crusader crusader222 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 24 00:37:08 UTC 2017

Continued support is greatly appreciated.

I installed the update as suggested above. After that, I ran the following
programs with the results shown:

   From the Xsane Image scanning program, I continue to get the "Failed to
   start scanner: Out of memory" message.

   From the Simple Scan program, I got the message, "Failed to scan Unable
   to start scan."

   From the gscan2pdf v1.2.3, I got the message, "Out of Memory."

Since I was getting the same errors, I ran the "SANE_DEBUG_EPJITSU=5
scanimage -L" command and realized the sane-backends version had not
upgraded (still showed "sane-backends 1.0.23"). Since I wasn't sure about
how to "install" the new version, I checked Rolf Bensch website which had
an installation link, which brought me to the "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade"
command - which I (foolishly?) ran. Seemingly, this is upgrading the whole
distro. The "upgrade" continues as I write (has been running for quite a
while). I am not sure what I did. When the upgrade completes (and I come
out alive), I will run the version command to see if the sane-backends
version also updated (among the seemingly million things). I said "No" to
many installation options (have no idea what they meant), but did say "Yes"
to installing the new sane-backends version.

I will update you on the outcome of the sane-backends version; however, now
the question is: what am I updating, do I need it, and is this going to
harm my laptop (and me)?

On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:17 AM, abel deuring <adeuring at gmx.net> wrote:

> 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:
> https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-release
> 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
> Abel
> >
> > 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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