Problems running an HP-scanner...

Manfred Muench (
26 Nov 1999 18:40:48 +0100

Dear folks,
I have quite some trouble with my HP ScanJet IIcx and
sane. Installation details:
- sane-1.0.1
- xsane-0.46
- Linux SuSE 6.2 (Kernel 2.2.10)
- MoBo: ASUS P2B-DS (integrated Adaptec AIC-7890 SCSI Contr.)
- gtk 1.2 (if that's important...)

I think to have configured everything as the doc says:

scanimage -L
device `hp:/dev/sgb' is a Hewlett-Packard C2500A flatbed scanner
device `hp:/dev/scanner' is a Hewlett-Packard C2500A flatbed scanner

(sgb and scanner are links to sg1, which is correct (imho))


scsi HP * * * * * *

When I start scanimage -d hp:/dev/sgb then everything starts up fine
(well, same with xscanimage or xsane). However, every attempt to scan
finally results in:

scanimage -d hp:/dev/sgb
# SANE data follows
2550 4199
scanimage: sane_read: Error during device I/O

I have tried to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /usr/local/lib/sane but without
any change in the above result.

Running xscanimage screws up my system a bit more than scanimage:
Another application which is playing some tunes locks up and can't
communicate with my PCI soundcard any more. Only killing that sound
application and starting it again can cure it. Furthermore the scanner
is locked for some time so that neither scanimage nor xsane or
whatever I use can find any scanning device. After some 3-4 minutes
the scanner moves a bit and everything's reset. Well, strange...

Does anyone know what I have done wrong?

Thanks in advance!


    Dipl.-Inform. Manfred Muench
 |  Dept. of Computer Science III
 |  University of Technology Aachen
 |  Ahornstr. 55, 52074 Aachen, Germany
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