[sane-devel] Memorex 6142U Back-End

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Wed, 31 Oct 2001 18:31:13 +0100


On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 10:10:03PM -0500, Albert, Patti & Zachary Carter wrote:
>   I am new to running Sane and was wondering if there is anyone out there 
> is already working on a Back-End for Memorex 6142U.

There is no entry about such a backend in the PROJECTS file. However,
you may want to search the mailing list. There are about 40 entries
for "memorex". Don't know if there is interesting information.

> If so I would 
> appreciate any information on this and would be willing to help out.  I 
> currently am running Linux Mandrake 8.1 and am very interested in getting 
> this scanner working.  If not could someone please get me some information 
> on what I need from Memorex 

A hardware level description. Information about all the commands or
registers and how to send/write them and read them. A description of
the format of the data and what to do with it (e.g. line distance

> and how to get started in creating a back-end 
> for this scanner.

Read the SANE standard. Look at existing backends. Look at
doc/backend-writing.txt. Write a minimal backend. Ask questions :-)