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Old 09-16-2004, 09:16 AM   #1
harry_fine
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Scanning - xsane question


Have Suse Linux 9.1, all the latest updates and patches. Have xsane and
sane running. Again, latest versions.

When I run xsane, it gives me a scanner dialogue box with my Epson Perfecton
1250 shown as two choices of different scanning devices. Of course there
is only one Epson Perfection 1250 attached to a USB port, and I don't know
why I have to select one (or the other, either choice works OK) before
xsane opens.

Where is xsane getting the idea that I have 2 scanners?
 
Old 09-17-2004, 12:09 AM   #2
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If you've installed/configured sane a few times, you may have multiple files. You can check by typing:
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find /usr /etc -name dll.conf -print
Make sure you only have one dll.conf file in any sane.d directory found. For example, the result of that command on my system brings up
Code:
/usr/local/etc/sane.d/dll.conf
/etc/sane.d/dll.conf
so I don't have a problem (one file for each dir)
I'm using the /etc/sane.d conf, so every backend in /usr/local/etc/sane.d is read-only (disabled).

You should only have one executable backend in your active sane.d directory - all others should be read-only
 
Old 09-18-2004, 07:33 AM   #3
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I have the same problem, and that command only comes up with:
/etc/sane.d/dll.conf

I have a USB Canon CanoScan LiDE 30 scanner, automatically detected and configured by YaST (the SuSE configuration tool). It offers me the choice between two identical scanners with identical connection information; both work fine.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 07:37 AM   #4
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I renamed the /etc/sane.d/dll.conf file to see of the solution that mdg was suggesting had any merit. If it was actually finding two different files as he suggested, that should have solved the problem.

It didn't. It couldn't find ANY scanner devices. I'm stumped.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 08:07 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by harry_fine
I renamed the /etc/sane.d/dll.conf file to see of the solution that mdg was suggesting had any merit. If it was actually finding two different files as he suggested, that should have solved the problem.

It didn't. It couldn't find ANY scanner devices. I'm stumped.
If you renamed the file, any command looking for that file is obviously not going to find it.

Check in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf and make sure there is only one entry with executable permission. If that is already the case, I would suspect a problem with the Suse configuration tool, given that two posters using Suse have this identical problem
 
Old 09-18-2004, 08:46 AM   #6
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There is only one uncommented entry. I should have mentioned that in the first post. I thought you meant that it was picking up scanner entries from two different files, not two different entries in the same file.

Harry
 
  


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