[sane-devel] ScanSnap S1100 on Linux Mint
crusader222 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 24 01:12:24 UTC 2017
My post upgrade update can be found here
On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:37 PM, Crusader <crusader222 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
>> 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
>> > > [epjitsu] load_fw: firmware already loaded?
>> > > device `epjitsu:libusb:002:004' is a FUJITSU ScanSnap S1100
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > source, which is more complicated.
>> > allan
>> > --
>> > "well, I stand up next to a mountain- and I chop it down with the
>> > of my hand"
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