I spent a bit of time early this morning trying to get my scanner working. My previous instructions on getting it to work didn’t seem to be doing the trick. I played with a lot of settings in conf files all over the place before finding reference online to the Scanner component in YAST, the openSUSE configuration tool.
Boy do I feel dumb.
A couple clicks later I was up and running.
I was also pleased to learn about a KDE app, Skanlite which is much more pleasant to use than XSane (although I have nothing against what XSane can do).