[argyllcms] Re: The Eye One! It works!

  • From: "Lars Tore Gustavsen" <lars.tore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 08:39:04 +0200

On 8/10/07, Graeme Gill <> wrote:
> > With  printread, I  like the  beep confirming  that it's  ready to
> > scan. But I'd  *really* like audible  feedback for the  success or
> > failure of  scanning. Perhaps one  beep on  success, and  three on
> > failure? That way,  I wouldn't have to  look up to make  sure that
> > the strip was read okay.
> I thought about something like that, but there are cross platform
> issues. Linux simply doesn't have a reasonable beep capability.
> I've literally got to send a bell character to the console
> to get it do something ! OS X is only slightly better. There are
> other paths, but they are not simple, and create dependency and
> configuration complexity. (On my test Linux box I can't even
> get it to beep. I can get the screen to flash, but no beep
> from Linux. I know the HW is OK because the BIOS happily
> beeps on startup).

On my linux box it beeps when I use printread in the start of each
row, not in the end. This was after I read about the beep and loaded
the pcspkr module
$ /sbin/modprobe pcspkr

Another issue is that I often have to unplug the device after I have
read one target before I start on a new target, If not printread will
not recognize the usb path, but I guess this issue is related to the
,impossible for humans to understand, udev system on linux.

Lars Tore Gustavsen

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