[sane-devel] Microtek SlimScan C6 on Mac OS X 10.1.5 (sane-microtek2)

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Fri, 6 Jun 2003 18:53:27 +0200


On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 09:24:59AM -0700, David Alan Hjelle wrote:
> I've been trying to get my Microtek SlimScan C6 working on my Macintosh
> running Mac OS X 10.1.5.


> So, I did some research. Apparently, the microtek2 backend only
> supports USB kernel extensions and not libusb? What would it take to
> modify the code so that it would work?

All these scanners are SCSI. The SCSI protocoll is only transported
over the USB in case of USB devices. So they use a kernel
SCSI-over-USB driver (called "microtek").

So you either need to port this Linux driver to MacOS X or do the
SCSI-over-USB logic in the backend itsself. Maybe the maintainer can
tell you more about how complicated this may be.

Userland SCSI-over-USB is used at least in the ma1509 and the avison