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Old 04-29-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
pwabrahams
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Multipage PDF in xsane -- "Failed to start scanner"


I'm trying to scan a multipage document into a single PDF using xsane. The first page is scanned correctly (I can verify the image) but as soon as it's completed, I get the message "Failed to start scanner. Device busy." If I try to scan again, it rescans page 1 of 3 rather than page 2 of 3, and doesn't incorporate it into the first PDF. (The scanner is a CanoScan LiDE 25, but I don't think that matters.)

I think I know what's going on, but I don't know what to do about it. When the scanner finishes scanning page 1, it takes a while for it to move the lamp back to the starting position. During this movement, the scanner returns a busy status (I assume), which ends the process of constructing the full PDF.

I need to be able to do two things: pause the process while I put page 2 onto the scanner bed, and cause page 2 to become part of a single PDF file. Is that possible?
 
Old 05-03-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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Workaround: quiteinsane package ?

Hi,

I don't have a direct answer for your question but I've used the quiteinsane package for multi-page scans. I'm having my own scanner issues at the moment which prevents me from looking at quiteinsane to give a more definitive answer. I've done multi page scans a few times in the past and quiteinsane is the only thing I use any more.

Hopefully you're using a distro with a good package system so installing and checking it out wouldn't waste too much time.

Good luck.
 
Old 05-03-2010, 10:02 PM   #3
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Try using gscan2pdf, it allows you to scan pages in batches (if your scanner has an automatic feed) or as individual pages and you can re-order the pages, etc plus it saves directly to pdf format.
 
Old 05-03-2010, 10:56 PM   #4
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No automatic feed

My scanner doesn't have automatic feed, so anything I use has to allow pauses between pages. xsane, by the way, can scan directly to PDFs, and it even has a multipage feature which apparently works for some people. Alas, I'm not one of them.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 01:06 AM   #5
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gscan2pdf will work fine without an automatic feeder as well.
 
  


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