Re: Problem with SANE and SCSI scanner

Laura DeWitt (
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 21:28:25 -0600

> > > Can somebody help me get SANE to work with my SCSI scanner?
> > >
> > > [ldewitt]# scanimage --device sga -- help
> > ^^^
> > Try using /dev/sga here.
> canon:/dev/sga
> would be better!
> Bye
> Oliver

Wow! So I have learned a lot this week and thanks for all the help.
However, my scanner still isn't working. I have downloaded the source and
added the frontend and backend from
Then I followed the instructions to make and install the software.

There wasn't a canon.conf file, so I created one and made the first line be
/dev/scanner. Then I created a symbolic link from /dev/sga to /dev/scanner

I also checked the dll.conf to make sure that canon was there and it was.

sh-2.03$ cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 02 Lun: 00
Vendor: CANON Model: IX-06015C Rev: 2.02
Type: Scanner ANSI SCSI revision: 02

Does anybody have any ideas why scanimage cannot find my scanner but
find-scanner can?

Thanks in advance.

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