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December 9th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Hi all,

I have an oldish scanner, Xerrox 2400, which I have never been able to get working on Ubuntu, not recognised by Xsane. I came across an article on this community


which used this scanner as an example of how to get a none listed scanner to work using supported scanner which are identical under the skin. Mine is a clone of a listed one.

This involved downloading files using the terminal and editing said files.....as follows
sudo apt-get install libusb-dev build-essential libsane-dev
sudo apt-get install git-core
git clone git://git.debian.org/sane/sane-backends.git

All went well until the last line when an error was reported error connection timed out.

My problem is that I don't understand what git clone git://etc. is doing.
Can anyone enlighten me on this and suggest a way forward.

If you check out the tutorial you will see this is only the start of the editing but I am stuck.



December 9th, 2010, 06:01 PM
git web page (http://git-scm.com/)

Git enables one to download a clone of the latest version of a software project & keep it up to date, usually the unstable not yet released version.

So basicly git is trying to download the latest version of 'sane-backends' source code, which works for me.
You could download tarball from sane web site & use that.
Or keep trying with git.

June 14th, 2011, 10:09 AM
Support for this scanner was recently added. Try compiling from source.