[sane-devel] Any further with canoscan LiDE 500F?
shrowder at uniting.com.au
Sun Mar 26 20:25:18 UTC 2006
Michael Roitzsch wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
>> Looking through the archives I see a number of postings on developing
>> a driver for the Canon Canoscan LiDE 500F. How far did you get?
> Unfortunately, I have not even got started, since I have very little
> time and some other projects in need of attention. Currently, I am
> using the scanner under Mac OS X.
> But I am still interested in a working sane backend, so maybe we should
> collaborate on this?
Michael and Pierre,
Thank you for responding.
Yes, collaborating is the only way to go. In my first couple of posts to
the sane-dev-list - which you may not have seen - I expressed interest
in working with others on such a project because I'm not a progammer. I
can't really count a brief engagement with COBOL and an IBM 1401
main-frame in the 1960's and lots BASIC on several Z80-based machines in
the 1980's :-)
Anyway, I've had my canoscan LiDE 500F for just a week (the trusty
Mustek finally croaked). It's plugged into a redundant dual-boot
win98/RH9 box which is networked to another couple of Linux boxes I use
every day. That's my present solution to my need for an operational scanner.
I've used SnoopPro to log the traffic over the usb and got this enormous
log :-) but where to from here? I can do 'lots of staring at usb logs' -
there's plenty to stare at :-) What am I looking for?
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