Bug 107390 - Display error message when scanner device inaccessible
Summary: Display error message when scanner device inaccessible
Alias: None
Product: kooka
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 0.44
Platform: openSUSE RPMs Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Marten
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-14 12:38 UTC by steve
Modified: 2008-02-24 14:51 UTC (History)
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Description steve 2005-06-14 12:38:34 UTC
Version:           0.44 (using KDE KDE 3.4.1)
Installed from:    SuSE RPMs
OS:                Linux

suse linux 9.2 , was using prior kde version
scanner (epson prefection 1200s, scsi) was running O.K
scanning O.K

in  KDE 3.4
scanner is showing up correctly under YAST, and in the KDE control centre, Yast2 modules, under scanner.

it shows as EPSON -perfection 1200, it shows SANE driver as epkowa.
the device is showing as  "dev/sg0"
pressing the test button does not give any result.

finally kookda is showing
release 2.6.8-24.16-default
gcc 3.3.4(pre 3.3.5 20040809)

in the kookda application
selet scan device in hte settings menu , does nothing.
no window nothing
Comment 1 steve 2005-06-15 05:16:00 UTC
O.K found the problem!!

the   rw flags on /dev/sb0 were changed by something during the install of KDE3.4!!
after setting all  +rw on all users for the device the problem went away.

But This prevented the scanner being seen/used by  KOOKA.
( how about some warning message !!!  flags not configured etc)
either the problem is in the sane library or KOOKA,  but it is anoying that the scanner can be installed & configured from YAST (albiet as root), but then the system falls apart,  due to lack of diagnostics from the front end. 
Comment 2 Dik Takken 2005-06-15 15:37:58 UTC
Yes, a message like

"You do not have permissions to access the scanner device (/dev/...)."

would be appropriate.
Comment 3 Jonathan Marten 2008-01-22 19:07:21 UTC
If you can compile from source, please check out and try the SVN version at branches/work/kooka-kde3.  This will report an error if SANE fails to access the device.