[clug] SANE and scanners

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 18:13:00 MDT 2015

On 20/03/15 12:14, Simon Oxwell wrote:
> Hi all,
> Has anyone had a go with SANE and scanners under Linux?
> I'm running what seems to be the lastest of the SANE backends  (1.0.24).
> I've got things working, but I seem to have an odd brightness issue, where
> scans are noticeably light on the left and dark on the right. I've made
> sure I've run the calibration mode and that doesn't seem to have helped.
> Anyone have any suggestions? My google-fu hasn't turned up anything useful.
> (Scanner is an old CanoScan N650U, which doesn't exhibit the same issue
> under Windows. Driving the scanner is the last thing I'm using Windows for
> at home)
> Simon
Yes. Something in upgrades last month broke my SANE and CUPS
installations (kept getting "transfer failed" or similar for printer,
scanner "not found" for scanner).
Reinstalling the main CUPS and SANE packages fixed the problem.

Kind regards

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