Originally Posted by mchauber
I have a Canoscan LIDE 30. It scans fine with xsane, also with "Aquire Images" (part of the kipi-plugins package). I doubt that it makes any difference because I used the scanner without issue when I had Fedora 11, but I'm presently running Fedora 12.
Ahhh! I think I see what is going on!
On my laptop, 'scanimage -L' tells me that my device is "plustek:libusb:003:008"
But when I ran:
scanimage -d plustek:libusb:003:008 -p >page1.pnm
It seems to give me what you have been describing.
So if I change that to:
scanimage -d plustek:libusb:003:008 -x 215 -y 280 -p >page1.pnm
I get the whole page.
See if that works for you.M
I had just about concluded that the scanner was tits up, but you have given me hope that it is just a configuration problem. Unfortunately, your solution did not work.
Why I was thinking that the scanner was busted:
1) I rebooted to a Jaunty live CD and tried to scan. Got the same results (scans beautifully, but only the left 3.99 inches of the page).
2) Tried Hardy live CD and got the same results.
3) Installed gscan2pdf and Skanlite (KDE), both of which gave me the same results.
4) Renamed the ~/.sane folder, but it made no difference.
Trying your solution I did scanimage -L first, which told me that my scanner is plustek:libusb:001:006. Then I copied and pasted your command above, editing to reflect my scanner, and entered the command:
scanimage -d plustek:libusb:001:006 -x 215 -y 280 -p >page1.pnm
Opening the page1.pnm file I see that it scanned only the leftmost 3.99 inches of the page.
I thought that the -x and -y values in scanimage were just offsets from the top left, in mm. So if I specified -x215 and -y280 it should have started the image 215 mm from the top and 280 mm from the left edge. But instead it still scanned starting at 0 and 0, and failed to scan past 1014 mm on the x axis.
Reading man scanimage I see no options for specifying page size. The Xsane GUI does appear to offer page size options, but regardless of what I set it to I get just the left 3.99 inches.
If I hold the lid open while scanning the bar that travels up and down appears to have all its lights lit up. (I expected to see one side burned out.)
I don't understand where you got 215 and 280 from.