[sane-devel] Drivers

Ira Childress ichildress@mn.rr.com
15 Dec 2002 08:30:47 -0600

Patience is not one of my virtues, so needing a scanner yesterday meant
that I'd be willing to try anything.  I even tried the Scanport on
Windose and, yeah, it sort of worked, but not very well.  I went ahead
and traded up to the HP thinking that at least I might have a little
better chance of getting something to work. Yes, Gerhard's right, I
should have asked before.  Tell you guys the truth, it looks like the
only supported scanners are the expensive ones.  Why is that?

I do have a work-around solution - for now.  I have an old notebook that
I installed Win98 on and installed the scanner software and VNC.  I can
now use the scanner from my Linux system (it works okay, so don't laugh
;-)).  I can't really say that I'm a Microsoft free environment anymore,
although I am calling the win98 machine a 'scanner controller', it's
still a Microsoft O/S running Microsoft applications, so I still need
your help.

If there's anything I can help with to get this resolved, please let me


On Sun, 2002-12-15 at 08:09, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Dec 15, 2002 at 02:57:41PM +0100, Jaeger, Gerhard wrote:
> > HELP!!!!!!!!!! - NOT AGAIN!!!!!!
> :-)
> > Those d**n manufactures, by using similar names they make us believe
> > that same or similar hardware is inside those cheap scanners...
> > The HP2300C does not contain a LM983x chip, see my mail on this list
> > "HP2300C chipset":
> Maybe we should add an unsupported.desc file that lists all the
> scanners that are unsupported and point to websites containing
> information about them. So we could add the entries from PROJECTS that
> don't provide backends yet.
> At least that would make sure we have all the information in one place.
> However, it will need quite some attention to update the file when the
> scanners get actually supported.
> > Sparrow Main Board V1.2 12-00080-01C with two Chips:
> > 
> > 26-00122-03A                           <------- ASIC ???
> > 0213E2FC1
> No imprint of the manufacturer?
> Bye,
>   Henning
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