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    Scanner fails once, works twice with XSane

    I've got a Canon Lide 100 flatbed USB scanner that I use with XSane.

    When I plug in the scanner and run Xsane, when I hit Scan, comes back with an error saying it cannot communicate with the scanner.

    Ok.

    Leave scanner plugged in and run XSane again, hit Scan, no problems, works a treat.

    Does same on my Asus laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.

    Ideas?

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    Re: Scanner fails once, works twice with XSane

    It might take a second for it to register and setup the connection to the device.How long of a wait before it starts working properly?

    Can you copy and paste the exact error that it is giving you?
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    Re: Scanner fails once, works twice with XSane

    Thanks for the reply. I start XSane, the scanner fails, so I shut XSane, and re-open it, scanner works fine. I have tried leaving XSane, once it has detected the scanner, for a couple of minutes before hitting scan. Doesn't seem to make any difference. I find I need to quit XSane, re open it, and then hit Scan. Works every time like that.

    Here is the error message I get when I first start Xsane, after selecting which scanner.

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    Re: Scanner fails once, works twice with XSane

    I did a quick google with your model number and found this page. I don't think you have to compile SANE but maybe setting permissions will help??

    Canon Lide 100 Scanner in Ubuntu with sane: Installation & Permission Fixes

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: Scanner fails once, works twice with XSane

    Open a terminal and run xsane. Post any useful errors. The first time you connect, there is usually a delay as the light-bulb warms up, so I would expect the first error. But after that, as long as the scanner is plugged in and warmed up, you should be able to scan continuously. I don't know if you can update the firmware of the scanner, but that might help.
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    Re: Scanner fails once, works twice with XSane

    Yes, try the link there, or run the commands (if you do not want to look at the link):

    Quote Originally Posted by Shafiul Azam
    1)
    Code:
    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
    cd sane-backends
    cd sane-backends
    export BACKENDS="net mustek mustek_usb genesys"
    ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
    make
    sudo make install
    2)
    Code:
    sudo nano /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules
    Add the following line:

    # Canon CanoScan Lide 100
    ATTRS{idVendor}==”04a9″, ATTRS{idProduct}==”1904″, ENV{libsane_matched}=”yes”
    3) Then run:

    Code:
    sudo scanimage -L
    If your scanner is there, skip to step 5. If not, go to step 4.

    4)
    Code:
    sudo cp ~/sane-backends/backend/genesys.conf.in /etc/sane.d/genesys.conf
    Go to step 3 again.

    5)
    Code:
    sudo chmod 0777 /dev/bus/usb/xxx/yyy
    Replace xxx and yyy with the output you got in step 3.
    6) You are done!!!

    7) There is no step 7

    i) Square-root of -1

    P.S. (Off-topic) Where did you get the transparency theme (border)?
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    Re: Scanner fails once, works twice with XSane

    [/CODE]
    ...

    kpathsea: Running mktexmf ptmr7t
    ! I can't find file `ptmr7t'.
    <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ptmr7t

    Please type another input file name
    ! Emergency stop.
    <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ptmr7t

    Transcript written on mfput.log.
    grep: ptmr7t.log: No such file or directory
    mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ptmr7t' failed to make ptmr7t.tfm.
    kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
    make[1]: *** [sane.dvi] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/glenn/sane-backends/doc'
    make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
    glenn@design:~/sane-backends$

    [/CODE]

    Can anyone enlighten me as to the error message during make?

    I tried re-running make as sudo make, appears to produce the same error code.

    (off-topic) I don't remember where exactly I got the transparency theme, I think I was noodling around in gconf or something similar, trying to make my machine look more windowsey. I'm afraid if I do any more, my machine will implode and become a black hole.
    Last edited by Senior_Buckethead; September 26th, 2013 at 11:27 AM. Reason: I can't spell

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    Re: Scanner fails once, works twice with XSane

    Your scanner comes with Cannon's scangearmp software.
    I use it for scanning on my Cannon Pixma printer & I didn't have to go through anything as complicated as already mentioned above. Have you tried it?

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    Re: Scanner fails once, works twice with XSane

    Can someone please enlighten me as to the "Error 1" I had when running make in the above post.
    Is it a standard error, or just specific to what I was trying to build from source?

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