9.04: problem with xsane, scanner and webcam

Uwe Brauer oub at mat.ucm.es
Thu May 20 17:39:13 BST 2010


Hello

I have used a (brother) scanner connected to a Laptop
running 8.04 without a problem, however after upgrading to
9.04 I obtain the following error when I try to scan a
document with xsane:
Failed to open device ‘v4l:/dev/video0′:  Invalid
argument.

Somehow xsane confuses now the scanner with the webcam so I
commented out the following line 
“/dev/video0″ line in /etc/sane.d/v4l.conf.

But then xsane tells me Failed to Open Device in XSane

Lsusb tells me:
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 04f9:0182 Brother Industries, Ltd Composite Device
so it seems to be a xsane problem.

I looked up in 
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xsane/+bug/257533?comments=all
but it seems the bug was not solved and commenting out the
line in v4l did not solve the problem.

Can anybody help me?

thanks

Uwe Brauer 




Bus 003 Device 003: ID 04f9:0182 Brother Industries, Ltd Composite Device




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