Using scanner with FreeBSD. A nightmare!
stopspam at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jun 9 23:42:26 PDT 2004
Here is my progress so far:
1) I had to create a number of /dev/usbX devices (X = 1, 2 , 3).
2) Then the HP 5200C is detected by sane-find-scanner
3) I gave myself permission in /dev to usbX and uscanner0.
As a user I then can do:
$ xscanimage hp:/dev/uscanner0
Indeed, this works; I get the window, dialogs, can do a scan and
even get the image file. But then the problems start.
A second scan seems to hang (well, how long am I supposed to wait?).
I killed the app, restarted it; again hanging.
But I was patient....after 5 or 10 minutes suddently the window
popped up. I clicked on "Scan", which hangs the application again.
Well, with intervals of several minutes, there are short life
signals from the scanner (it makes some noice).
My PC is a 2.6 GHz PC. Is this waiting time related to timers
somewhere, I need to set manually?
At this moment, it's quicker to reboot and do a second scan, than to
just sit and wait.....
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