On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 09:28:45AM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
However, it doesn't seem to recognise my scanner,
Some scanners require loading firmware and for some this is just
a question of adding identifiers to configuration files. I know
nothing about your scanner so I cannot give you a specific advice.
Look at various files in /etc/sane.d.
and even it it did it
would not work. It calls scanimage with the argument "-depth 8" and
scanimage, in F9, does not understand that.
It does, provided this is '--depth' and not '-depth'. The catch is
that this is among "Options specific to device" and 'scanimage -h'
will print that only when it will find a device and its driver.
With that particular scanner I have around it shows
among many other "specific" options. If I will use 'epson'
instead of 'epson2' driver, which is possible in this particular
case, then available depths are reduced to only 16 and 8.
At the very least, "--depth" has to be removed from the
That would be likely undesirable and hopefuly nobody will take you on that.
OTOH see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=383131
and a discussion there. That script was obviously meant for a
customization but the last time I looked there, and this was a while
ago, that was not done in a very thoughtfull manner.