[sane-devel] Experiences with AGFA Snapscan 1212U?

Ron Hunter-Duvar ronhd at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Nov 6 03:27:05 UTC 2005

On November 3, 2005 10:12, Klaus-Peter Schrage wrote:
> Ron Hunter-Duvar schrieb:
> > I have a chance to pick up a used AGFA Snapscan 1212U from a friend (he
> > moved to XP and it's not supported, and gives dire warnings against
> > trying).
> >
> > I see that the support on both the current stable version and the dev
> > version is marked as "good". Is there any important features known to be
> > missing that stop it from being marked "complete"? Or is it just because
> > "complete" is hard to achieve/prove (I saw the recent thread on the
> > definitions of "good" and "complete")?
> >
> > Any particular positive or negatives experiences?
> I've been using mine for many years now without problems under
> linux/sane and XP - it's well supported there if you have the proper
> driver, which is still available although AGFA has discontinued support
> for their scanners:
> http://www.agfa.com/digicam_scanner_drivers/scanner/snapscan_1212u/index.ht
> You'll really need the firmware file, even under linux, which has to be
> loaded into the scanner's volatile memory every time it is switched on.
> So, if you don't have that, I can send it to you off list.
> Klaus

On the install cd there's a Setup/layout.bin file. Is that the firmware file? 
If not, can you tell me the name? I have the install cd, and I have it 
installed and working on my win98 partition, but I don't know for sure which 
file is the firmware file.

BTW, my friend gave it to me for free. He'd already decided to buy a new one, 
and just wanted to get rid of the old one. In the meantime, I decided to 
check ebay, and they had one there with a starting bid of $US10, and no bids 

ronhd at users dot sourceforge dot net

Opinions expressed here are all mine.

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