I wanted to use it today to "photocopy" a couple of documents needed as part of the paperwork for my new job, so I hooked it up, ran
xsaneand got ... an error message. This stirred some vague memories of having problems with the scanner last time I used it too, but I couldn't remember how I fixed it.
I searched, and promptly found a message on a mailing list describing this problem, and a later message describing a workaround that fixed it in this case.
Those messages were by ... me !
Who needs a working memory when you have the Net, eh ?
(and the answer to getting the scanner working ? For some reason, it doesn't work when I use the front USB ports on the computer, but does work with the rear ones ... this isn't a "solution" as such, because it should work on the front ports (my camera, for example, works fine from the front ports) ... but at least it works now)