[sane-devel] What next?

Roger O Wales jollyprince@juno.com
Fri, 27 Jun 2003 10:43:46 -0500

On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 14:35:14 +0200 Henning Meier-Geinitz
<henning@meier-geinitz.de> writes:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 07:18:30AM -0500, Roger O Wales wrote:
> > Granting that I'm a newbie which course of action gets me there 
> quickest?
> If you would quote the part of the mail you are talking about I may
> understand what you want to achieve :-) And please write to the
> mailing list, not to me personally. I'm adding a cc: to sane-devel
> again.

I get it.  I've been replying to the sender instead of sane-devl..

> So what do you want to achieve? What doesn't work when you do what 
> I told you? What did you do until now? What scanner do you use? Which
> operating system? Which version of SANE?

I can answer a few of your questions.  I use Visioneer OneTouch 5800 on a
Mandrake 9.1 operating system.  I have a scanner0 at /dev/usb  I believe
I hace an unsupported scanner. sane-find-scanner found USB scanner
vendor=0x04a7 (Visioneer) and product=0x0226 (Model 5800).  I have
inserted these into /etc/modules.conf.

> With supported scanners and recent Linux distributions your USB scanner
should just work out-of-the-box.

Since I don't have that luxury, I have to choose to write a SANE driver
for Visioneer 5800 or try to use a generic libusb driver.  I don't know
how to do either one of these, so I must call for HELP!