[sane-devel] Any further with canoscan LiDE 500F?
shrowder at uniting.com.au
Mon Mar 20 06:50:41 UTC 2006
Gerald Murray wrote:
> Quoting Jeff Shrowder <shrowder at uniting.com.au>:
>>Looking through the archives I discovered a series of exchanges in
>>December about support for the 500F. What is the current situation? I'm
>> not so sure I can help with developing that support (I'm no
>>programmer) but I am interested in getting this model supported. Is
>>there any other way I can help?
> Hi Jeff,
> canon-LiDE 80, canon-LiDE 500F
> Source of information:
> backend: genesys-gl841
> image acquisition:
> LiDE 80:
> Holtek HT82V36 (16-bit Analog/Digital converter for ccd and cis images)
> LiDE 500F:
> There is some information on the Holtek chip. Possibly more documentation
> on the chips would be needed to develop from specifications.
> Another method of developing sane support is to work from logs taken from
> a working OS, by inspecting data as it travels over the USB bus.
> - No such logs have been made available
> - No developer has declared intent to integrate these scanners into sane.
> Beyond the image acquisition the development effort might be minimal, as
> canon's vendor-specific protocol for Lide 35 and 50 are known, and
> the genesys code already has support for CIS images.
> Someone would need to have such a scanner available, and carry the
> development forward.
> best regards,
Since I last posted my old Mustek has croaked it and I've actually taken
the plunge and bought the 500F (can't live/work without a scanner
<grin>) and have it plugged into my dual-boot box (Win98/RH9) on my home
So, what do I need to log the data moving over the USB bus?
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