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Re: Interested in scanning?



On Fri, 2009-06-05 at 16:32 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> On 06/05/2009 04:14 PM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-06-05 at 14:04 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> >
> >> Now F11 is a new low: when pressing the scan or preview buttons from
> >> either xsane-gimp or gnomescan the result is X crashing and me seeing
> >> the GDM screen.
> >
> > X crashing does not sound like something related to scanning in
> > particular; but it is certainly a bug worth filing, especially if it is
> > easily reproducible.
> 
> I was not sure on which component should it be reported to, X, 
> sane-backends/fronteds, gnomescan, xsane.
> 
> It crashes every time when I am trying to scan with a GUI, the only way 
> to do somehing without a crash is using scanimage from commandline, 
> which is aborting with "scanimage: received signal 15".
> 
Before reporting, you might want to try the command line scanner tool
scanimage:
scanimage --format=tiff --reslution=300 > scan.tiff
and see what happens. That should help you understand if the issue is
with sane-backends or elsewhere.
The -L and -T options will be usefull too. 

You may also want to try the new 1.0.20 release as that fixes quite a
few bugs. There is a feature request for it, but compiling it yourself
is not that hard if you first do a rpm rebuild on the old rpm package so
it pulls in required dependencies
Use the following script to run configure:

#!/bin/bash
set -x
arch=`uname -m`
case $arch in
	x86_64)
		lib=/usr/lib64
		;;
	*)
		lib=/usr/lib
esac
echo "lib =" $lib
make distclean
BACKENDS="pixma niash" ./configure \
    --prefix=/usr \
    --libdir=$lib \
    --sysconfdir=/etc \
    --with-gphoto2=/usr \
    --with-docdir=/usr/doc/sane-1.1.0

best regards, Louis
> -- 


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