1.- I would like to scan in a easy way some very old books I own that are out of print. I installed gscan2pdf
but unfortunately it is not working, it keeps forever oscillating in the "fetching list of devices" and do not see the scanner.
2.- I tested the scanner with XSane and it works perfect, the scanner is recognized and scans pictures and documents fine, but I need gscan2pdf
working. I reinstalled gscan2pdf
a couple of times reloading the latest packages via Synaptic with no luck. The program opens fine but its freezes in the "Scan Document" window while searching for the scanner.
3.- Finally I found the solution that I document here in case a Linux novice like me encounter same situation:
3.1 I went to the program and on Edit - Preferences I found that in frontend was selected by default "libsane-perl"
3.2 I saw in PCLinux menu: PC-Graphics an application called: XScanImage so I switched the frontend to scanimage and gscan2pdf
Now I see why dependencies are so important in Linux world.
Hope this can help