[sane-devel] Umax Astra 1200S freezing up

Alan & Lori Smith lsmith201@cox.net
Mon, 02 Sep 2002 13:27:55 -0500

Bruce, can you tell me exactly what model of cards that you have had 
success with?  My Initio card has a Disconnect Allowed option that I 
disabled, but it doesn't seem to help.  At this point, I am considering 
buying another scanner unless I am sure that another card would fix the 
problem.  Thanks, Alan

Bruce Forsberg wrote:

> Alan & Lori Smith wrote:
>> I have a Umax Astra 1200S that I am using with an Initio 9100A SCSI 
>> card under Mandrake 8.2.  I have no trouble seeing the scanner (using 
>> sane-find-scanner) and it is recognized properly by xscanimage.  The 
>> problem is that it locks up scanimage or xscanimage whenever I try to 
>> make a scan.  I have had the same results using the included Domex 
>> card as well.  I can scan properly in WinDoze with either card.  No 
>> other devices are on the SCSI bus and I have only a 3 foot cable.
> First off don't believe the usual nonsense about it being a SCSI cable 
> problem. More things have been blamed on this. I have a 1200S and have 
> the same problem. I have had to disable SCSI Bus resets in the SCSI 
> card bios. I had the same problem with my Adapter and Buslogic cards. 
> Doing this makes my 1200S work with either on Linux. For some reason 
> windows does not care but Linux does. Now, except for a few Buslogic 
> driver problems in the 2.4 kernel, my 1200S works flawlessly.
> Hope this helps,
> Bruce Forsberg