[sane-devel] HP Scanjet 3690 support

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:26:35 +0100


On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 08:49:00AM -0800, Lone Directory wrote:
> I'm new to Sane, so please forgive me if I'm asking
> one of those anoying questions...

There are no annoying questions. Well, there are, but this is not one
of them :-)

> I just received a HP
> Scanjet 3690 scanner. It is a cheap but nice one: it
> has also support for slides/films.
> My Suse 9.0 was not able to recognize my scanner and
> in the sane supported devices I didn't find any
> mention of it. I also googled a bit but I didn'd find
> any notes on having my scanner working under linux...
> is it possible to make it work? If so, can you give me
> some advice?

We don't have any information about this scanner, otherwise it would
be listed in our lists. Maybe it's new or just nobody uses it :-)

> If it is not yet upported is there anything I can do
> to analize it and (with your help) create a specific
> configuration for it? (please note that I'm not a
> C/C++ programmer)

Have a look at this page: http://www.sane-project.org/contrib.html
and report all the details you can find to us.

Maybe it's possible to find out the chipset used that way.

If there is no backend yet for that chipset you'll have to acquire
some C knowledge and write a backend (or hope that someone else does