[sane-devel] few newbie questions/problems

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Sun, 9 Jun 2002 20:46:54 +0200


On Sun, Jun 09, 2002 at 07:43:29PM +0000, Grzegorz Jaskiewicz wrote:
> Since few days i have old mustek 12000p scanner. I know that it is not
> fully supported under sane. But it was for me very bad experience to
> search any information on how should i start configuration with this and
> others pp scanners. in fact i found nothing, all programs that are about
> to search anything automatically are not working with pp.

Yes, that's one of the reasons why most people don't like the parport.
The best starting point is probably the mustek_pp backend. I'm not the
Mustek parport specialist (Jochen Eisinger is :-) so I can only say:
I'm not working on this scanner and I don't know anyone who is. The
SANE projects file also has no entry for your scanner.

> 3) Somebody should add newbie guide on sane site ! There is nothing for
> unexperienced users. 

Could you go into more detail which documentation you are missing?
In my humble opinion there is much documentation.  A tutorial, an FAQ,
man pages, web site links and so on.

Additional documentation (or links) are always appreciated.

> Nobody will use Linux except hackers if there will be no simple
> configuration interface for each device type ! believe me :)

For discussions on "simple configuration interfaces" have a look at
the mailing-list archive.  Please keep discussions about what the
Linux community must do from this list.  sane-devel is about SANE not
Linux. Yes, I have seen the smily but you never know...