[sane-devel] Scanner recomendation

steve fsanta@arrakis.es
Sun, 1 Sep 2002 20:45:21 +0200

We changed over from crashintoshes 2 years ago now at our small photo studio. 
All the Epson scanners seem work out of the box with SuSE 8.0. (but not the 
supermarket ones: 1250 I think)  I have a 1660 and an old 640 as well as a 
Umax Astra scsi. The Epsons are faster and better quality. Hope this helps. 

On Sunday 01 September 2002 20:34, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 09:19:29AM -0600, Dwight Tovey wrote:
> > For that reason I think that I
> > will probably want a scanner with a USB interface to make it easier to
> > move the scanner between systems when necessary.
> If I bouhght a new scanner now, I would also choose USB.
> > I do have an Adaptec 1542 SCSI card that I can install in the main
> > R.H. system dedicate to the scanner.
> At least on newer systems, the old 1542 can cause lots of trouble.
> > From looking at the compatibility list, I have the feeling that the list
> > is a little out of date (kind of hard to keep up with all the new stuff
> > coming out all the time).
> Usually the list is up-to-date with the latest SANE version released.
> Nobody can keep the manufacturers from producing new scanners monthly :-/
> Here is the latest list:
> http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/tmp/sane-mfgs.html That's the status of
> the development version of SANE so you would have to compile sSANE yourself
> if you want to use one of the scanners that wasn't supported in version
> 1.0.8.
> > Will I have any luck if I get a new Epson or HP scanner even if it
> > isn't listed?
> I can't speak for Epson or HP scanners, but generally you can't
> predict that. Sometimes only the names are changed and the scanners
> work out of the box. In other cases there was just a "Plus" added to
> the name but the scanner is completely different and won't work.
> > Are there really any "new" features in these scanners?
> In my experience: no. The scanners get cheaper and smaller but nothing
> else. But I'm using mostly Mustek scanners so my experience is
> limited.
> > As I said, I'm completely new to scanners, so I would appreciate any
> > advice that you all could give.
> It's always possible to write your own driver for your brand-new
> unsupported scanner. SANE developers are always wanted :-)
> Bye,
>   Henning
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