After much ado, I got my scanner to scan. Not under xsane, but from a terminal with scanimage.
It put it's output to standard output, which happened to be the terminal in which I called it. So I got a screen full of gibberish.
Anyone know how to change the standard output of scanimage to get it to scan to a file, maybe a jpg??
Xsane (v 0.89) will not work. It can't find my scanner.