[sane-devel] Progress on HP ScanJet 4600?

Ethan Glasser-Camp glasse@rpi.edu
Sat, 25 Sep 2004 21:49:43 -0400

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Scott wrote:
> This shouldn't require a specific driver, however by visiting
> http://hpoj.sourceforge.net should lead you in the right direction -
> using hpoj as a front-end to sane (http://www.sane-project.org) should
> yield some positive results.  If your friend has email, she should
> subscribe to this list as well so she can learn how it works as well.
> There is a lot of documentation out there for this, it's just a matter
> of glueing the pieces together properly.
> -Scott

I'm a little skeptical that the hpoj backend supports the scanner in 
question. See http://hpoj.sourceforge.net/suplist.shtml . Note, under 
Unsupported Devices: "HP ScanJets (single-function scanners) are not 
supported by this project. SANE may or may not support your model."

I see that the newer scanners, including (I think) this one, don't use 
SCL [1], like older HP scanners. Apparently, the people at Vuescan also 
find that the protocol used to control the scanner is too complicated to 
reverse-engineer. So, I conclude, no love for the ScanJet 4600?

[1] http://www.usenews.org/group/comp.periphs.scanners/message-6587.html
Ethan Glasser-Camp, self-styled Computersman

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