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    Default Xsane doesn't scan to print

    Cannot assign a printer in the settings. On 13.1 w/ KDE 4.11.2 & desktop kernel. Plus, the help files are not in their respective subdirectories and cannot be access from the file pull down menu. What else is needed for someone to venture a guess as to what may be wrong.

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    Default Re: Xsane doesn't scan to print

    Nobody scanning notice this problem? Maybe I'm in the wrong forum.

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    Default Re: Xsane doesn't scan to print

    chuckenheimer wrote:
    What else is needed for someone to venture a guess as to what may be
    wrong.

    People might be more willing to help out if they know

    ==>What type of device you are using?
    ==>What is the brand of device you are using?
    ==>What is the model no of device you are using?
    ==>What steps you have done to configure your device ?
    ==>Are you using a hw "button" on the device to scan and print ?

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    Default Re: Xsane doesn't scan to print

    On 2013-12-03 04:46, chuckenheimer wrote:
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    > Nobody scanning notice this problem? Maybe I'm in the wrong forum.


    People read your post, but maybe they don't know about it. I don't.
    AFAIK, I don't know exactly what feature you are talking about, and
    then, I can not try to reproduce as I don't use 13.1 daily. maybe if you
    try to explain it better someone might know something or try it out.

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    Default Re: Xsane doesn't scan to print

    Don't know what the op is trying to achieve.
    I will just go with the thread title.

    I don't see a scan to print in xsane, you can do this
    thru gimp maybe in
    Code:
    file-create-xsane device dialog
    or use simple scan it has the scan and print feature
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    chuckenheimer wrote:
    What else is needed for someone to venture a guess as to what may be
    wrong.

    People might be more willing to help out if they know

    ==>What type of device you are using?
    ==>What is the brand of device you are using?
    ==>What is the model no of device you are using?
    ==>What steps you have done to configure your device ?
    ==>Are you using a hw "button" on the device to scan and print ?

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    Fujitsu 5120c /w SCSI connection to box. I have the scanning functioning perfectly. Not too impressed with the output, but that's another issue for discussion later.

    No, not using the hardware button to scan, don't need to because the ones in the applications (Xsane, Skanlite) perform properly. The problem is as I discussed in the topic header which should have been scan to copy but the difference is really academic. They are one in the same.

    Won't reiterate the problem but for to say that they are flagrant enough that I would have expected someone at least to have run across them prior to me, or at least have posted here in the forum about same. I am just saying that the program is not ready for prime time as evidenced by its failure to perform on this distribution of Linux and with that, I am totally surprised.

    Thanks for the assistance I have received to date from these forums because it has been a great help for me to get this old box up and running with the hardware it has, which is quite long in the tooth as is. I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    Don't know what the op is trying to achieve.
    I will just go with the thread title.

    I don't see a scan to print in xsane, you can do this
    thru gimp maybe in
    Code:
    file-create-xsane device dialog
    or use simple scan it has the scan and print feature
    Just saw a Linux version of simple scan but it seems to be source for Ubuntu distro. I have no experience with building an application from source and don't have the time to invest at this juncture, so I'll stay with what's available in the repository. Keeps things to a minimum of time invested, and, the version is the newest available.

    Haven't yet learned gimp but am slowly making headway with what I've done to date. Only been using Linux since just before the release of 13.1 and having tried to install Ubuntu - I'll not do that for a long time with the problems had with it refusing to install at all - I'm a relative newby.

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    Can't leave the discussion right here without an update:

    Installed Simple Scan and got the function to work properly as is. Now the problem with the scan is another topic and I'll jump to Applications Forum for that. Thanks!

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    On 2013-12-04 01:26, chuckenheimer wrote:

    > No, not using the hardware button to scan, don't need to because the
    > ones in the applications (Xsane, Skanlite) perform properly. The problem
    > is as I discussed in the topic header which should have been scan to
    > copy but the difference is really academic. They are one in the same.


    Ah, you are attempting to use the function "scan to copy" in xsane.

    xsane is old software, a classic. It is not "cute".

    The printer is configured in Preferences / Setup / Copy. You are to
    enter your printer data by hand, typing the printer name. No cute
    droplist. The xsane program will simple call the program you tell it
    (lpr) to print directly, no niceties.

    I don't know if I have tried this feature ever; instead, I scan to file
    from inside gimp, then import the photo in Libre Office document writer
    (link to page, original size). Maybe I'll try xsane one day and tell
    here how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-12-04 01:26, chuckenheimer wrote:

    > No, not using the hardware button to scan, don't need to because the
    > ones in the applications (Xsane, Skanlite) perform properly. The problem
    > is as I discussed in the topic header which should have been scan to
    > copy but the difference is really academic. They are one in the same.


    Ah, you are attempting to use the function "scan to copy" in xsane.

    xsane is old software, a classic. It is not "cute".
    Version 0,998 still old? Cute? Not but I think should allow for drop lists with installed printers, don't you think?
    What's the purpose of the New Printer drop down button in the top right corner then? Those already assigned?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    The printer is configured in Preferences / Setup / Copy. You are to
    enter your printer data by hand, typing the printer name. No cute
    droplist. The xsane program will simple call the program you tell it
    (lpr) to print directly, no niceties.

    I don't know if I have tried this feature ever; instead, I scan to file
    from inside gimp, then import the photo in Libre Office document writer
    (link to page, original size). Maybe I'll try xsane one day and tell
    here how it goes.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
    Whew, enter printer data by hand. I suppose that I need help here, too. Not cute nor comprehensive. No wonder the computing world thinks Linux users are too smart to need such things as already defined printer objects available for selection in other programs such as here. I'm sorry for my lack of education but I really do want to learn AND be productive at the same time.

    Scanning from within Gimp, I saw no option to scan from its file menu. Where might this function be located?

    Thanks again for your patience and assistance.

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