[sane-devel] Umax Astra 1200S freezing up

Alan & Lori Smith lsmith201@cox.net
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 22:52:50 -0500

Just wanted to give an update on my problem - I purchased an Adaptec 
2920C card and disabled disconnects in the BIOS and everything works 
perfectly now.  Apparently the linux drivers for the Initio and the 
Domex cards are not written as well as the Adaptec one.

> 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