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    Default How to get SimpleScan updated for OpenSUSE?

    Upon upgrading to OpenSUSE 13.2, I find that my Epson V300 Scanner will no longer work with SimpleScan. (Difficulties getting it to work with 13.1 were discussed here.) The latest version of Simple Scan for OpenSUSE seems to be 3.14.0-1.5, but Launchpad has a version 3.15.3(for Ubuntu, I surmise). Not being a coder, I am unclear what would be involved in modifying this version for OpenSUSE. Can someone please direct me?

    Or, if there's an OpenSUSE-ready scanner program which is simple to use, creates small files, and readily deals with multi-page documents, that could solve my problem. I'm now using Skanlite, which does poorly on these criteria.

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    Default Re: How to get SimpleScan updated for OpenSUSE?

    On Thu 15 Jan 2015 07:26:02 PM CST, rentpayer wrote:


    Upon upgrading to OpenSUSE 13.2, I find that my Epson V300 Scanner will
    no longer work with SimpleScan. (Difficulties getting it to work with
    13.1 were discussed 'here' (http://tinyurl.com/myjpbz6).) The latest
    version of Simple Scan for OpenSUSE seems to be 3.14.0-1.5, but
    'Launchpad has ' (https://launchpad.net/simple-scan)a version 3.15.3(for
    Ubuntu, I surmise). Not being a coder, I am unclear what would be
    involved in modifying this version for OpenSUSE. Can someone please
    direct me?

    Or, if there's an OpenSUSE-ready scanner program which is simple to use,
    creates small files, and readily deals with multi-page documents, that
    could solve my problem. I'm now using Skanlite, which does poorly on
    these criteria.


    Hi
    Unless the following affects you or translation updates;

    "* Store density information in bitmap formats (JPEG, PNG, TIFF).
    Requires gdk-pixbuf 2.32.2"

    That's all that has changed from the current version and the latest....

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    Default Re: How to get SimpleScan updated for OpenSUSE?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Unless the following affects you or translation updates;

    "* Store density information in bitmap formats (JPEG, PNG, TIFF).
    Requires gdk-pixbuf 2.32.2"
    I don't think so, but I'm not sure I appreciate the significance. I did discover a file etc/rpm/macros.gdk-pixbuf which had been on my OpenSUSE 13.1 install-- when simplescan worked-- but doesn't appear now. I could copy it over but I don't know what else might result. I also found that YAST2 invites me to install a number of files named "gdk-pixbuf..." but none of them with version numbers 2.32.2. And I mostly scanned to pdf format rather than jpg, png, or tiff.
    That's all that has changed from the current version and the latest...
    .
    Does that mean that the requirement only applies to the 3.15.... version that I do not have?

    What shall I do with the information Malcolm was kind enough to provide?

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    Default Re: How to get SimpleScan updated for OpenSUSE?

    Hi
    Those are the only changes between the current installed version and the latest release, so what I'm implying is that there is really no difference in the current installed version and the latest that would make a change in it's functionality.

    The rpm macro is of no significance unless your building rpms...nothing to do with the application
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    Default Re: How to get SimpleScan updated for OpenSUSE?

    On Thu 15 Jan 2015 09:56:02 PM CST, malcolmlewis wrote:


    Hi
    Those are the only changes between the current installed version and the
    latest release, so what I'm implying is that there is really no
    difference in the current installed version and the latest that would
    make a change in it's functionality.

    The rpm macro is of no significance unless your building rpms...nothing
    to do with the application


    Hi
    I also note in the readme you can run with the debug switch;
    Code:
    The following tips might be helpful when debugging.
    
    There is a --debug command line switch to enable more verbose logging:
    
    simple-scan --debug
    
    Log messages can also be found in the $HOME/.cache/simple-scan folder.
    
    Simple Scan config goes to $HOME/.gconf/apps/simple-scan/%gconf.xml
    and that file is best edited with the gconf-editor tool.
    
    If you don't have a scanner ready, you can use a virtual "test" scanner:
    
    simple-scan --debug test
    
    When debugging hardware issues always check xsane and especially
    scanimage.
    
    * http://xsane.org/
    * http://www.sane-project.org/man/scanimage.1.html
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    Default Re: How to get SimpleScan updated for OpenSUSE?

    Thanks for the additional suggestions, Malcom. Based on my subsequent experience, it appears my scanner is probably broken, so will need to buy a new one. I shall see what's available and try to find that someone has successfully installed whatever model I prefer, before I buy it. Suggestions (flatbed, <$100 US) welcome.

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    Default Re: How to get SimpleScan updated for OpenSUSE?

    On Mon 19 Jan 2015 05:46:02 PM CST, rentpayer wrote:


    Thanks for the additional suggestions, Malcom. Based on my subsequent
    experience, it appears my scanner is probably broken, so will need to
    buy a new one. I shall see what's available and try to find that someone
    has successfully installed whatever model I prefer, before I buy it.
    Suggestions (flatbed, <$100 US) welcome.


    Hi
    A HP for sure I have a US$59 three in one F330, don't use the
    printer, but scanner works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    A HP for sure I have a US$59 three in one F330, don't use the
    printer, but scanner works fine.

    Just to wrap up this thread: Couldn't find anything from HP with a scanner in my price range. Got an Epson V37, which is somewhat similar to the one I had (tho more expensive and dinkier), and it works with Simplesca
    n. The straightforward process for installing it, using downloads from Epson:
    Code:
    • iscan-data-1.34.0-1.noarch.rpm
    • iscan-2.30.1-1.usb0.1.ltdl7.x86_64.rpm
    • iscan-plugin-perfection-v370-1.0.0-2.x86_64.rpm [tho this might only be for networking]
    Only after that, I plugged in the scanner.

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