Re: Takes really long - Mustek slow ?

Klaas Freitag (
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 15:01:53 +0100

On Mon, 15 Nov 1999 Oliver Rauch wrote:
> > The call to the sane_open-function takes a tremendious long time - with my
> > scanner, which is a mustek 12000(-something) on a ncr-SCSI-Card on a SuSE
> > linux, it takes easily 10-15 seconds. In that period, the GUI hangs. I
> > think, Oliver, you have a similar problem in XSane ?
> If yoor scsi-driver is a module and you load it the first time
> it can take such a long time because the driver has to be loaded and
> the scsi bus has to be scanned.
> If I call xsane a second time it is much faster. It also is much faster
> when the scsi driver is compiled into the kernel - waht make other things
> more compilcated.

Yes, true. But taking in consideration all these facts, it is still very slow,
not only the first time. I see, with other scanners, you dont have the problem
so much. I think, its the time, until the scanner is in position (the time
increases, when you set a scan-position far away from the start-position of
the scanner-'head' (sorry, difficult in english ;)

Ok, its the fault of the scanner. Probably its not so bad with other scanners.
What do other Mustek 12000 - users think ?



 Klaas Freitag, SuSE GmbH, Schanzaeckerstr. 10, D-90443 Nürnberg, Germany

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