LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-19-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
brocki1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Richland MI USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.1x64 and Ubuntu 9.04 I386
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Kooka won't display scan or preview buttons.


Running Suse 10.0 and have installed an Epson Perfection 1200U scanner with Yast. Tried to use Kooka as the utility program as it is the default but when opened, no scan or preview button shows on the screen so no scan can be launched. Scanner IS installed as I can get it to work fine with Iscan. Does this mean that Kooka doesn't recognize the scanner? How do I fix this?
 
Old 09-19-2006, 04:08 PM   #2
Dragineez
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Annapolis
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 275

Rep: Reputation: 32
Start With The Stupid Questions First

When troubleshooting anything, I always ask the stupid questions first. This normally uncovers the fact that, yes, I was the idiot that caused the problem.

You didn't mention if Kooka had asked which scanner to use when it first started. If no scanner/input device is selected it will behave exactly as you describe.

I don't have it in front of me now, but there should be a set-up, or option, or configuration menu somewhere. See if your scanner is selected as the input device.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 12:12 PM   #3
brocki1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Richland MI USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.1x64 and Ubuntu 9.04 I386
Posts: 20

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Kooka does ask which scanner to use (it lists the scanner by model number twice), but selecting either one makes no difference.
 
Old 09-20-2006, 05:33 PM   #4
aikempshall
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Bristol, Britain
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 446

Rep: Reputation: 46
Have you closed views in Kooka at some stage?
 
Old 09-25-2006, 07:27 PM   #5
brocki1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Richland MI USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.1x64 and Ubuntu 9.04 I386
Posts: 20

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Sorry aikempshall, I don't understand your question. I'm pretty new at this. I have never gotten Kooka to work, if that is your question.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 01:36 AM   #6
aikempshall
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Bristol, Britain
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 446

Rep: Reputation: 46
Start Kooka and from the menu bar go to Settings -> ToolViews

Are there any "ticks" against any of the menu options and if there are what items are they against?

Regards
 
Old 09-27-2006, 10:54 AM   #7
brocki1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Richland MI USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.1x64 and Ubuntu 9.04 I386
Posts: 20

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
There are X's by: Show Preview, Show recent Gallery Folders, Show Gallery, Show Scan Parameters.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 02:18 PM   #8
aikempshall
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Bristol, Britain
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 446

Rep: Reputation: 46
That looks OK. I am puzzled as to why it lists the sanner twice.

What happens when, in kooka, you navigate to the menu option Settings -> Select Scan Device. You should see the dialog box with your scanners.

Also at the command line try -

scanimage -L

then

sane-find-scanner

then

kooka

and report back the results

Sometimes kooka I find that moving the configuration file ~/.kde/share/config/kookarc out of the way say to ~/.kde/share/config/kookarc.20060805 solves a whole host of problems.

Regards
 
Old 09-28-2006, 02:55 PM   #9
Dragineez
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Annapolis
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 275

Rep: Reputation: 32
Thats It

Quote:
Originally Posted by aikempshall
I am puzzled as to why it lists the sanner twice.
I've been meaning to ask that question for days. I think you've found the problem.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 02:42 PM   #10
brocki1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Richland MI USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.1x64 and Ubuntu 9.04 I386
Posts: 20

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Sorry for the delay. My computer has had a fatal crash. Only fair to end this thread until I get a new one up and running.

Thanks for the help. I'll be back and start fresh if kooka doesn't work with a new box.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OpenOffice buttons display as black Valhalla Linux - Software 2 09-25-2005 12:06 PM
Ubuntu Hoary Preview, PPC, Apple 20" display goes to sleep jeffy_a Ubuntu 11 04-28-2005 06:42 AM
Kooka GUI no buttons parkdrive Linux - Software 3 04-01-2005 05:32 PM
Trying to get kooka scan an image in sarge jolphil Debian 2 03-24-2005 02:08 PM
xzgv doesn't preview/display tga images gattumarrudu Linux - Software 0 01-20-2005 06:39 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration