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Re: [opensuse] Kooka
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:34:04 +0200
  • Message-id: <200803221934.04807.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 22 March 2008 19:00:05 Brian K. White wrote:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Goodman" <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "openSuSE Forum" <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 12:21 PM
Subject: [opensuse] Kooka

I want to scan documents and photographs; I have fired up Kooka and
read its documentation thoroughly. I find menu choices and icon
buttons for doing many things with a scanned image, but so far have
not discovered any way to induce the scanner to actually scan
anything.

This has to be a failing of mine, because it is not possible that
anybody would write documentation for a scanning application without
including a sentence in the spirit: "To make a scan, do <thus and
so>".

For all I know now, this application is not what I need at all for
actually scanning material, but I see nothing in the documentation to
tell me what else I need.

If someone will point out to me what I have overlooked this point, I
will be very grateful.

I don't use kde and never heard of kooka before, but the very first
page of http://kooka.kde.org/doc/manual.php

Says:
A) You need sane first, and thus a sane-supported scanner, and provides
a link to the sane site. B) How to perform a scan.

As I said in my query (see above), "I have fired up Kooka and read its
documentation thoroughly. That led me to check if SANE was installed
(thus my earlier query today about a YaST crash when trying to update it
unnecessarily). I know from experience that my scanner (Epson 640U) is
supported by SANE.

Now that I know that my scanner seems not to be functional, It is clear
why it did nothing. The fact remains that what I expected to find in the
documentation is not there, and that the documentation is much like other
KDE documentation I have encountered lately, inexcusably slapdash and
deficient.

Thank you for the copy of the documentation just below. I wil visit the
URL at the bottom of your message.


----quote snipped----

You might need to look at this too:
http://en.opensuse.org/YaST_Scanner

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Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel
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