[sane-devel] multiple scanners

Peter Santoro peter@pscomp.com
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 00:37:06 -0500

I just purchased an Epson Perfection 1660 Photo scanner to work with 
Linux (RedHat 7.3 and Slackware 8.1).  I built, installed, and 
configured SANE according to directions.  It works great.  Thanks!

But I do have a couple of questions.

1) I understand that Linux supports 16 usb scanners.  Am I correct in 
assuming that I can put multiple entries in my 
/usr/local/etc/sane.d/epson.conf to operate more than one epson scanner 
at a time?  For example, if I had three epson 1660s, could I do the 
following in my epson.conf:

usb /dev/usb/scanner0
usb /dev/usb/scanner1
usb /dev/usb/scanner2

2) As the scanner module requires vendor and product parameters, it 
doesn't appear that SANE supports more than one scanner vendor/product 
at the same time.  Does SANE support multiple scanner types at the same 
time?  If so, how does one configure this?

Thanks for your help,