Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76759
xsane requires restart after each scanner 'action'
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
It seems I can only perform a single scanner 'action' (like acquiring a preview
image or scanning a page) and then I have to restart xsane before I can perform
another 'action'. For example, if I acquire a preview image and then click
'start' to scan it, the error "Failed to start scanner: Error during device I/O"
appears. I have to exit xsane and start it again before I can actually scan the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start xsane
2. Perform a scanner 'action' such as acquiring a preview image
3. Perform a second scanner 'action'
Actual Results: Error message quoted above appears.
Expected Results: The second 'action' should have been performed.
Scanner: Microtek ScanMaker 3600 USB
In order to access the scanner at all I have to run xsane as root, as described
in Bugzilla Bug 76757.
I have the same problem, with the same scanner (Microtek ScanMaker 3600).
For me it only worked once, and in all subsequent scans it gets
part way through and pops up a dialog box Error: "Failed to start scanner: Error
during device I/O"
Created attachment 82507 [details]
output of SANE_DEBUG_SM3600=128 xsane
Do you get the same problem with sane-backends-1.0.9-1 (in rawhide)?
I tried upgrading to sane-backends-1.0.9-1 (in rawhide)
The problem seems better, but it does not go away.
Specifically, I can now do single scans (at least in lineart or grayscale,
havne't checked color).
But the I cannot do two scans in a row
without restarting xsane.
I have a ScanMaker 3700 that does the same thing. I got it to work with Red Hat
Linux 7.2, using *sane* from 7.3, but when I installed 8.0, I couldn't get it to
work properly. I tried downgrading to the *sane* from 7.3, but it gives the
Is this problem present on a recent system (FC4 or Rawhide)?
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Closing as CANTFIX.