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  1. #1
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    How to install XSane

    Hi all,

    Ubuntu 20.04 desktop

    Please advise the correct way to install XSane

    I have sane, sane-untility xsane installed.

    $ apt policy sane
    Code:
    sane:
      Installed: 1.0.14-15
      Candidate: 1.0.14-15
      Version table:
     *** 1.0.14-15 500
            500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    $ apt policy sane-utils
    Code:
    sane-utils:
      Installed: 1.0.29-0ubuntu5.2
      Candidate: 1.0.29-0ubuntu5.2
      Version table:
     *** 1.0.29-0ubuntu5.2 500
            500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         1.0.29-0ubuntu5.1 500
            500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security/main amd64 Packages
         1.0.29-0ubuntu5 500
            500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/main amd64 Packages
    $ apt policy xsane
    Code:
    xsane:
      Installed: 0.999-8ubuntu2
      Candidate: 0.999-8ubuntu2
      Version table:
     *** 0.999-8ubuntu2 500
            500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    But unable to install libsane-extras or libsane-extras-common

    $ apt policy libsane-extras
    Code:
    N: Unable to locate package libsane-extras
    $ apt policy libsane-extras-common
    Code:
    N: Unable to locate package libsane-extras-common
    XSane can't be started correctly. Pls see attached screenshot.

    Please help. Thanks

    Regards
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    Re: How to install XSane

    On my XUbuntu 18.04 libsane-extras contains additional backends which were not yet included with sane at the time. Those are backends for the Genius ColorPage Vivid Pro II and Nikon LS-5000 ED / Coolscan 5000 ED. libsane-extras-common holds documentation for these backends. In 20.04 the packages don't exist and I can't find those backends in the list of files for libsane, so they were either dropped or rolled into some of the other backends.

    Could you please describe what's wrong with xsane since the screenshot looks OK to me.

    Holger

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    Re: How to install XSane

    Hi Holger,

    Thanks for your advice

    I can't scan film negatives. The preview shows the film holder with negative strip mounted on it, looking similar to scanning doc. Whether I need to run GIMP to scan film negatives.? If Yes, please advise how. Thanks

    Regards

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    Re: How to install XSane

    Hi Holger

    Problem solved.

    Next to scanner icon, select [Transparency Adapter]
    then I can scan negatives.

    But the images are too dark. Where should I adjust?

    Regards
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