[sane-devel] Announcing Scanner-HOWTO at tldp.org

Karsten Festag karsten.festag@gmx.de
Fri, 6 Jun 2003 00:18:29 +0200

> 	Hello,
> 	I've parsed it a bit, and I must say that you're painting the picture
> darker than it really is for parallel port scanners. Parallel port scanners
> listed in SANE do work. No need to frighten people.
> 	I'm a bit skeptic about favouring ECP mode. It may be wise for printers,
> but I think it is useless for scanners, unless you use some patch that
> bring DMA reads. From a quick grep in SANE docs, EPP or ECP/EPP seems to be
> the recommended setting.

Just a remark:

The Microtek2 parport scanners (they use the onscsi parport chip) do not work 
in ECP or ECP/EPP mode (data corruption occurs). EPP is here the only option 
to get good results.