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Old 02-11-2010, 11:58 PM   #1
JamesGT
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xsane/sane crashes ksmserver?


I finally got around to connecting my Umax Powerlook 2100XL SCSI scanner to my PC with Slackware64, v13. It doesn't want to scan.

When I boot up, it finds the scanner and when I run "sane-find-scanner" it detects it properly.

<code>
found SCSI scanner "UMAX PowerLook 2100XL V1.4" at /dev/sg0
</code>

When I run xsane, or scanlite, I get the same issue. I try to preview, or just scan, and it initializes the scanner and just when it's ready to preview or scan the screen goes black and I get..."could not start ksmserver" followed by an Okay button.

Once I click ok, I'm kicked out of KDE.

Searching on similar issues, people in Ubuntu had a similar issue and had to install debian packages and it was fixed. They installed extra packages for xsane and sane like "sane-utils" and "libsane-extras" but I can't seem to find those anywhere for Slackware, but I think they are just included with sane.

Any ideas?
 
Old 02-12-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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I tried a different window manager, but it just crashes the program and leaves xfce still running.

The scanner works fine in Windows with the OEM software from Umax.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 11:30 PM   #3
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I tried running "scanimage" from command line, and the scanner goes through the same procedure, then scanimage gives an "out of memory" error.

Checking free, I don't see how...

<code>
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 3083676 1348268 1735408 0 153176 403304
-/+ buffers/cache: 791788 2291888
Swap: 8193140 0 8193140

</code>
 
Old 06-28-2010, 12:46 AM   #4
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I finally got around to making this work. Apparently in the umax.conf file in /etc/sane.d the following lines are commented out.

<code>
option scsi-buffer-size-min 65536
option scsi-buffer-size-max 131072
</code>

For sane/xsane to work with my Umax PowerLook 2100XL SCSI scanner, they have to be there.
 
  


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