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

Ron Hunter-Duvar ronhd at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Nov 6 03:40:38 UTC 2005

On November 5, 2005 20:27, Ron Hunter-Duvar wrote:
> On November 3, 2005 10:12, Klaus-Peter Schrage wrote:
> > 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.

Never mind, I answered my own question. That is the firmware file. 

"sane-find-scanner" was finding the scanner, but "scanimage -L" was not. When 
I pointed the snapscan.conf at that file, "scanimage -L" found the scanner, 
and I was able to scan my first image. Sweet! One less thing I have to endure 
the agony of win98 for.

Just one more question: is there a "standard" directory to put a firmware file 
like this? Or do I just park it anywhere I feel like it (I know this will 
work, just wondering if there's some convention to follow)?

Thanks for the advice, especially the tip about the firmware.

ronhd at users dot sourceforge dot net

Opinions expressed here are all mine.

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