[sane-devel] UMAX Astra 610P on Debian Woody

ahg@servidor.unam.mx ahg@servidor.unam.mx
Wed, 09 Jul 2003 00:56:01 -0500 (CDT)


I'm writing to ask what's the best way (if there is a way) to use a UMAX Astra
610P scanner with Debian Woody.

This device is listed as "don't work (yet)" at

I guess I'm hoping that "don't work" might be a bit out of date and that there's
_some_ way to make it work "now".

I could...

...install sane the latest SANE binaries as described at


...get an unstable source of sane-umax_pp


...anything else you might recommend.

I don't mind if there are a few hoops to jump through to get this working.
However, the box and the scanner aren't mine, and I have to leave them in
relatively good working order for non-techincal GNU/Linux newbies, so any
solution has to be relatively low-maintenance.

Thanks in advance for your help,

P.S. If this works, will I be able to connect a printer to the scaner's "to
printer" port?

P.P.S. The machine also has Win 98 installed and the scanner works OK under that
"operating system"... so I suppose I might be able to make it work under Wine...
though if that's the way to go I'd appreciate one or two brief pointers as to
where to start... Thanks again.

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