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VSIDO Support => General Support => Topic started by: Gordon on May 13, 2020, 02:35:15 PM

Title: xsane [ Abandond }
Post by: Gordon on May 13, 2020, 02:35:15 PM
Hi Folks

in dire need of your assistance. I have been trying for days now to get xsane to run correctly with no success. I have been doing a lot of reading but not been able to figure it out.
I have installed " Argyll icc profiles, Gnome color manager " and purged and reinstalled xsane and sane several times and also looked for other scanner drivers all to no avail.
I have also updated VSIDO.
Sorry forgot to add the error messages.
Error during cms conversion
Error could not open scanner icm profile
Error could not create transform.
I think there was one other to do with icc but can't remember
any help please  :( :(
Title: Re: xsane
Post by: PackRat on May 14, 2020, 12:34:46 AM
I hate Xsane, it has never worked right for me.

What type of scanner?

See if your scanner is recognized:

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scanimage -L
If it doesn't work the first time, run that command with "sudo". You may have to detach and re-attach the scanner.

If your scanner is recognized, try scanning from the command line:

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scanimage --format=png --output-file test.png --progress
In all honesty, I gave up on Xsane/sane. Does your scanner support inserting removable media like a thumbdrive or sd card? I always just scan to the media and go from there.

Sane at ArchWiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SANE)

ArchWiki - sanner specific issues (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SANE/Scanner-specific_problems)
Title: Re: xsane
Post by: Gordon on May 14, 2020, 02:25:33 PM
Hi PackRat.

Straight into a problem.
Ran scanimage as root and
" bash: scanimage: command not found "
 I have a printer scanner, Brother MFC-J6520DW.
Any other scanner drivers that you know about that might work ?
Title: Re: xsane
Post by: PackRat on May 14, 2020, 02:36:37 PM
scanimage should be part of the sane package. If the command isn't there, then sane isn't installed or it's not on your $PATH.

No you will need the proper drivers (64 or 32 bit) for your scanner. If you want 32-bit drivers on a 64-bit system, you'll need to install the 32-bit compatibility packages. The Brother site where you can get drivers for Linux walks you through the various install processes.

This your scanner? -  (https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=mfcj6520dw_us_eu_as&os=128)you will want all the deb packages and that install tool.
Title: Re: xsane
Post by: Gordon on May 14, 2020, 06:13:11 PM
Well.
Reinstalled all the drivers as per website all to no avail, still getting cms errors.
There must be something else missing so all that I can think of doing is a complete reinstall of VSIDO and see if that cures it
Title: Re: xsane
Post by: PackRat on May 14, 2020, 06:42:42 PM
Do you have another computer to test the scanner?
Title: Re: xsane [ Abandond }
Post by: Gordon on May 14, 2020, 07:01:56 PM
Unfortunately no but never mind i have given up on sane / xsane and found another scanning software Skanlite  which does all that i want it to do anyway.
Once again PackRat thanks for all your time and help, very much appreciated  :) :)
Title: Re: xsane [ Abandond }
Post by: PackRat on May 14, 2020, 11:16:15 PM
No problem.

Is skanlite in the repos?
Title: Re: xsane [ Abandond }
Post by: Gordon on May 15, 2020, 02:23:40 PM
Hi PackRat

Yep downloaded and installed using apt-get  :)