Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
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!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2005, 06:04 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Austin TX
Distribution: Mepis 8
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
Need help understanding SANE

New guy
I have an HP 3300C scanner. Using Mepis with SANE version 1.0.14-1, and SANE Utilities version 1.0.16-4. At the site
it has files for "sane front ends" and "sane back ends".

The SANE project site says my HP3300C scanner is supported in the SANE backend 1.0.17. This version adds the Niash (chip set in the scanner) driver necessary for the Hp 3300 C scanner.

Does the SANE package listed by MEPIS Synaptic Manager (as installed) include both the front end and backend packages?

I could download the tarball for the backend from the site but I wouldn't know how to tie it into everything else.

How and where would I go to update SANE to include the 1.0.17 backend so my scanner can work?
Old 12-31-2005, 11:15 AM   #2
Registered User
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 560

Rep: Reputation: 30
backend = driver
frontend = GUI such as XSane (for X)

Mepis download = whole thing

Try just typing xsane on a command line. If you can't 'see' the scanner it may just be permissions...try xsane as root and then fix the underlying problem.
Old 12-31-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Austin TX
Distribution: Mepis 8
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Figured out SANE to work with my HP3300 scanner

I found out from searching the web that the libsane package is what holds the backend and updating to version 1.0.17-1 works as it
has the proper backend (Niash) driver for the HP3300.


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
Need Help understanding SANE Texasbugsitter MEPIS 1 12-31-2005 06:38 PM
SANE to INSANE mikeghet Linux - Newbie 2 06-16-2005 11:11 PM
SANE and SCANNERS help mrosati Linux - Software 5 09-27-2004 01:17 PM
Sane Again tonyath Linux - Software 22 03-15-2004 07:55 PM
Sane Pedroski Linux - Software 9 10-05-2003 02:07 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 PM.

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