[sane-devel] Re: BrightScan works!

Jaeger, Gerhard g-jaeger@t-online.de
Mon, 6 Aug 2001 20:44:08 +0200

Hi Leonardo,

thank you for the feedback, I will update the documentation asap.


On Monday,  6. August 2001 16:21, Leonardo Monteiro Barbosa Lima wrote:
> Hi,
>     I'm writting this to inform you on a rebadged Plustek Scanner which
> works under SANE 1.0.5 + the plustek backend 0.39.3. Recently, I reached
> out for a scanner, a simple, cheap one, for I didn't intend to use it
> for professional work. I looked up the SANE homepage for compatible
> scanners, printed up the list and went shopping. The closest catch I
> found was a scanner called BrightScan OpticPro, written on the box was
> 'Plustek OpticPro Quality', it was a parallel port flatbed scanner
> costing about US 80,00. I bought it even though I new there was a chance
> a parallel port scanner wouldn't work. I had to use it under ruindows
> for a while because the RedHat 7.1 SANE install didn't work authomatically.
>     Last Friday I took a time reading Kevin Sisson's notes on
> installation, downloaded the most recent sources codes and built them
> according to Kevin's instructions. Now I got the following message when
> I tipe scanimage -L
>     device `plustek:/dev/pt_drv' is a Plustek P12 parallel port flatbed
> scanner
>     Xsane iterface works fine either. It even works fine with lp module
> loaded.
>     Finally, I wish to thank you very much on your work writing scanner
> drivers. Now I can waste ruindows for good.
>         Thank you,
>                 Leonardo Lima