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

Karsten Festag karsten.festag@gmx.de
Mon, 9 Jun 2003 21:33:41 +0200


though I'm the maintainer of the microtek2 backend I cannot help you much with 
the SCSI-over-USB stuff. But Oliver Neukum 
<Oliver.Neukum@lrz.uni-muenchen.de> has done the linux 'microtek' kernel 
module and I think he can give you some useful hints if you ask him.



On Friday 06 June 2003 18:53, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> backends.
> Bye,
>   Henning
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