i was using xsane with my lexmark x1170 just fine, until devil got in me on a dark and rainy afternoon and started asking for more. I thought i could scan a larger area with my scanner, so i went to "paper geometrie" shown here: http://www.xsane.org/doc/sane-xsane-setup-copy-doc.html
and changed the width and height attributes
although i experimented with a lot of values the result is always the same: my scanner makes an abrupt sound as if it scans a very sort area, the result being a white scanned document. Unfortunately i didn't save the default width and height attributes. Do you have any idea where i could find them?
thanks in advance for your help,
p.s. i have also tried the values on the link to no avail
p.s2 simple scan is working fine though