[sane-devel] Canon Lide30: success!

Gerhard Jaeger gerhard@gjaeger.de
Fri, 31 Jan 2003 09:19:02 +0100


On Donnerstag, 30. Januar 2003 22:17, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> David Faure wrote:
> > The most annoying thing for end users is that the /dev devices don't
> > exist (on a Mandrake 9.0), I had to mknod for /dev/pt_drv and
> > /dev/usbscanner... But really: great job. I was not expecting the usb
> > scanner to be supported yet :)
> You don't need to create /dev/usbscanner on MDK. There this device is
> named /dev/usb/scanner0.
> For what is /dev/pt_drv and what "mknod" command is needed to create it=

some historical stuff ;-)
I started the Plustek backend two years ago after receiving a parallelpor=
scanner (OpticPro 9636T). As SANE is rather plattform independent,
I only checked in the backend ocde , and not the kernel-mode driver
( as this one is only for various Linux Kernels available) ...
This kernel-mode driver, available at my pages on the web, is named
pt_drv (PlusTek_DRiVer) and during its' installation it creates the
/dev/pt_drv entry...
mknod is used to create device nodes!!!