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LinuxWorld: Driven crazy by SANE - Scanner Access Now Easy seems to be a misnomer

Dec 21, 2000, 00:19 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"I was so thrilled that USB was working on my system, and by the prospect of being able to scan and preserve a lot of old family photos, that I decided then and there to write a column about it. Unfortunately, I had not taken thorough notes while I cobbled the thing together. I decided that the best thing to do was reinstall everything and write down every step. That would allow readers who were so inclined to do the same thing."

"Besides, not everything was really working that well. When I tried to preview an image using XSane, the scanner started clattering so loudly, I thought it might destroy itself. I hoped a reinstall would fix that, so I wiped the disk clean and began anew, notebook in hand. That turned out to be a very big mistake."

"Actually, the new hardware was a bit problematic before and after I reinstalled everything. I finally tracked down the problem: a bad DIMM. It caused the system to lock up at odd times before, during, and after the reinstall. Since removing it, my system has not yet been revisited by the "freeze that knows no thaw." As pesky as that problem was, it turned out to be the least of my worries."

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