Hi! I have a Canon ScanLiDE 35, its a USB scanner. I have been trying to get it to work in my Mandriva 2005 but I don't understand what is the problem! The scanner is not detected automatically... If I go to the 'Configure Your Computer' menu, then 'Hardware', then 'Add Scanner Manually' I see my scanner listed. So I select the scanner, then I select 'Auto-detect available ports' the I click OK and I get the message: Your CanoScan LiDE 35 has been configured, Use Xsane or Kooka to scan images.... etc....
Ok, so it looks like it actually worked but then when I start Kooka, it just doesn't detect the scanner. If I try Xsane it says that no scanners were found. When I click on the help icon I get this essage:
no devices availible
1) There really is no device supported by SANE
2)Supported devices are busy
3)The permission for the device doesn't allow you to use it. Try as root...
4)The backend is not loaded by SANE (man sane-dll)
5)The backend is not configured correct (man sane-"backendname")
6)Possibly there is more than one SANE version installed.
Ok, I have no idea what is this backend thing. I tryed as root, It didn't work. If the scanner is listed it must be supported (some of the scanners listed have the note in brackets: NOT SUPPORTED, my does not!). I have tryed to google out the answer to this puzzle with no success! So... if anyone out there has a clue on what it may be the problem please, help!!!