Should always re-query xsane plugin at startup

Bug #47029 reported by fubarbundy on 2006-05-28
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
The Gimp
gimp (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
xsane (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If xsane isn't re-queried, any USB changes (new devices, different device addresses) are not picked up, and GIMP either doesn't show the device in file/acquire/xsane or the device's menu entry results in an error message because GIMP is trying to use the wrong/old device address.

The current workaround is to delete ~/.gimp-2.2/pluginrc after every device change.

Andrew Jorgensen (ajorg) wrote :

I've seen this problem too. I personally think it should either re-scan every time or simply not pretend it knows what devices are installed. The trouble is that scanning every time might increase startup time a lot.

Changed in gimp:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

The right solution would be some HAL/DBUS magic. This should probably be forwarded upstream.

Changed in gimp:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
Vassilis Pandis (pandisv) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This particular bug has been filed
with the developers of the software. You can track this and make
comments here:

Changed in gimp:
status: Unconfirmed → Unknown
Changed in gimp:
status: Unknown → Rejected
Raphaël Quinet (raphael-gimp) wrote :

As mentioned in the upstream bug report, the problems are not in gimp itself. They are caused by the incorrect usage of the gimp plug-in API by the xsane plug-in. So this should be reported to the xsane authors. See comments #2 and #5 from mitch in:

Sven Neumann (sven-gimp) wrote :

Why is this bug report still being kept on gimp? This is clearly something that can only be addressed in the xsane plug-in and GIMP provides the necessary hooks for such a fix.

Changed in gimp:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Invalid → Unknown

Thank you Sven Neumann I'm marking this as xsane bug.

Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid

No I mark it as confirmed because it happens to several users. Thank you for reporting.

Changed in xsane (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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