OT: sane, tesseract and canoscan lide 60

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Mon Sep 29 11:18:34 EDT 2008

Cannot answer everything, but What i do is to run scanimage suid root.
chmod +s scanimage worked for me.
HTH, Willem

On Mon, 29 Sep 2008, Cheryl Homiak wrote:

> Hi all.
> I'm hoping some of you are using tesseract and can help me with this. I was
> pleasantly supprised to find that using sane (scanimage in particular) and
> tesseract I actually could get some legible material. Envelopes have a lot of
> extraneous stuff in the .txt file for me; bills and statements have some, and
> pages from books remarkably seem to only have a few extra or wrong characters
> here and there. As this is one of the few things I still do in Windows, I'm
> really encouraged by this but I do have some problems.
> 1. I can only scan as root; if I try to scan as a normal user, it's claimed my
> scanning device can't be found. I've googled this and can't find the answer
> but is there perhaps just a group to which I need to belong to have access?
> 2. I don't see any indication that my canoscan lide 60 is actually supported
> although it at least appears to work when I use it as root. I found by
> googling one old email that told what to put in a file to make sure my scanner
> was recognized appropriately, but the instructions talked about a file that no
> longer exists since the hierarchy, at least in debian, has changed. There are
> .conf files for various scanners including some Canon ones but not for mine.
> Is there something I should use that's already there or something I should add
> that would improve performance and make sure the scanner is calibrated
> correctly or, since it does appear to be working, is this unnecessary?
> Tia.
> -- 
> Cheryl
> "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
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