[sane-devel] NEC Petiscan driver for MacOSX possible?

Allan Kaplan kaplanam1@comcast.net
Tue, 08 Jun 2004 22:17:36 -0700

Subject: Re: [sane-devel] NEC Petiscan driver for MacOSX possible?

Hi Henning,

Thanks for your response.

Yes, NEC Petiscan is the name of the scanner.

As far as "sane-find-scanner" goes, am I to assume that I have to be running
Linux, or can I use the Terminal program on the Mac and do this in Unix?
And can I further assume that Mattias Ellert's MacOSX downloads will not be
applicable in this case?



> Hi,
> On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:21:27AM -0700, Allan Kaplan wrote:
>> Having recently purchased an NEC Petiscan unit, I've discovered the driver
>> is not supported by MacOSX, and the Classic emulator won't hook up through
>> the USB port.  Please forgive my naivete, but is it possible to use SANE to
>> fabricate one,
> Uaually it's possible to write a backend for any scanner.
>> and is there anyone out there who might be game to do it??
> I guess that would be you :-)
>> And if it is possible but no one's interested, any chance of getting some
>> coaching?
> Just ask this list, if you have specific questions. Some docu about
> backend writing is here: http://www.sane-project.org/contrib.html
> Could you please send us more information about this device so we can
> add it to our lists? E.g. if "NEC Petiscan" is the full name and the
> output of "sane-find-scanner -v -v" when the scanner is connceted to
> your computer?
> Bye,
> Henning