I'd like to add that I also have the same problem; preview doesn't
work for me. My scanner is HP Scanjet 5p, though. I use sane-0.57 and
rpm from redhat contribution packages. The gtk rpm contains
I downloaded the gtk+970426-davidm.tar.gz but could not compile
it. The file README and INSTALL are empty.
I also cannot run the installed [x]scanimage programs. I have to
run it from the sane-0.57/frontend/ directory. It seems to me that the
programs in the sane-0.57/frontend/ directory are the wrappers of the
programs hidden in sane-0.57/frontend/.libs. Somehow the installation
copied those files to /usr/local/bin/ but did not copy the wrappers.
To run xscanimage, I need to type in the sane-0.57/frontend/
Without the argument hp it will popup device selection window with
options pnm:0 and pnm:1. Both do not work with my scanner.
Also, with scanimage I cannot use geometry options ( -t -l -x -y).
For example, with the command
./scanimage -d hp -x 200 -y 200 --mode Color --resolution 100 >
I got the following error
scanimage: setting of option --br-x failed (Invalid argument)
./scanimage -d hp -t 0 -l 0 --mode Color --resolution 100 > out.pnm
scanimage: setting of option --tl-y failed (Invalid argument)
This is very similar error to what I got when trying to scan preview
in the xscanimage.
Error: Failed restore value of option tl-x: Invalid argument.
Error: Failed restore value of option tl-y: Invalid argument.
I wonder if there is connection between the two.
Another thing, the default resolution is set to 18 dpi. Why is it so
coarse? Is there a way to set the the to something finer?
Lastly, I'd like to thank all the developers of SANE. Keep up the good
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