[sane-devel] Fujitsu Backend Status.

m. allan noah anoah@pfeiffer.edu
Thu, 7 Apr 2005 13:21:45 -0400 (EDT)

tyler, myself and oliver schirrmeister are maintaining the fujitsu 
backend. the support for the fi series is unfortunately limited, i have 
access to the 4x20 units, and oliver has at least touched one of the 5xxx 
units. i work on a proprietary app that uses the 4120, and i am currently 
re-writing it. once i have finished that, i will have a much better handle 
on the quirks and may find time to apply them to sane.

the 5110 has been reported to almost work on this list as of late, but i 
am awaiting further info from the user. most of the other fi series units 
are likely similar, other than the cheapest ones.

if you have any C skills and would like to help out, it has been pretty 
easy to make them at least basically function. if not, and you have a way 
to give remote shell access or debug logs, i can do some updates to try 
and make them work. lack of physical access is a problem.


On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Tyler Hardison wrote:

> Hello everyone.
> I'm working on a project to remove a proprietary scanning and document
> storage suite. Currently we use Fujitsu scanners, the 4097d and the fi-5750.
> Both work acceptably for our purposes in SANE currently.
> The fi-5750 is a little quirky, setting resolution when in lineart mode
> causes the scanner to "hang" resetting the device (and killing the SANE
> processes) clears this up.
> Ala:
> "Doctor it hurts when I do this."
> "Then don't do that."
> Also, setting resolution in other modes causes the image to "skew" at what
> appears to be a linear rate. I can provide samples if needed.
> My question is, given the quirkiness of the fi-5750 have I stumbled on a
> scanner that "works because it shares similarities with other units" or one
> that was being worked on?
> Also, what of the other fi5xxx series (which we'll be purchasing soon) could
> we expect the same results. Which are actually acceptable?
> Thanks!
> -- Tyler.
> sane-config --version
> 1.0.15

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