[sane-devel] Highlevel USB/FireWire bsd/linux/atheos scanner driver getgo & best practices.

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Sun, 18 Aug 2002 07:59:53 -0400

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On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 12:57:44PM +0200, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> There is no SANEI interface for firewire, but some backends seem to
> able to uses such scanners, too (epson, coolscan2). Maybe their
> authors can talk about that.

Usually a scanner with a Firewire or IEEE-1394 interface implements
the SBP-2 protocol, which emulates SCSI over IEEE-1394. With an=20
SBP-2 device, there is no need for an extra driver, the device
will look and work like a SCSI device. The SBP-2 driver will install
a virtual SCSI controller, and from there on the device can be
accesses by any application that supports SCSI devices. To get
a IEEE-1394 scanner working, you load three modules: ieee1394, ohci1394
(or whatever driver your system requires for your controller) and

Karl Heinz

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