Note for woody epson 1250 users, was: xsane on woody
Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
I am setting up *Backstreet Ruby* the multi-seat Linux option on woody.
Had to recompile X 4.3.0: works great...
Have a problem with xsane. On woody it's version 0.84-2. When doing any
scanning the colors look extremely weird, sort of like a color negative.
Googling got me no closer.
I am thinking of compiling the 0.92 tarball and seeing what that does.
I run the 0.91-6 version on sarge and that looks great.
Anybody been here?
There *must* be Epson Perfection 1250 scanners on woody. Here is the scoop:
1. Woody uses xsane 0.84 and sane 1.0.7 backend. That has xsane show the
wrong colors in user-mode and as root. Moreover the progressbars in
xsane do not work.
2. If you install xsane 0.92 and sane-backend 1.0.13 tarballs (both the
latest) then as root the colors are correct but the *scanner overruns
the lower stop* making cracking noises as the cable spanner hits the
upper spool. Not a good idea ;-)
3. If you install xsane 0.91 and sane-backend 1.0.12 (both of which are
on sarge) then as root the colors look good and the cracking noises are
4. To compile these tarballs you need a later libusb than woody has
(0.1.4) sez the sane docs, so get the latest = 0.1.7 and compile that.
You also need libjpeg62, libjpeg62-dev and libsane-dev for xsane.
Its messages from ./configure are confusing: it will complain about
sane-dev while the log will say that lusb, etc. is missing.
If anybody knows how to get around the root use of xsane, I am all ears.
These instructions apply to an Epson Perfection 1250 scanner on *Woody*.
Obviously I know nothing about the 3.456.789 other scanner models around :-)