[sane-devel] Re: Parallel Port as SCSI

Wolfram Heider wolframheider at web.de
Fri May 26 13:51:09 UTC 2006

On Fri, 26 May 2006 15:31:19 +0200, Get A. Long <g3t4l0ng at hotmail.com>  

> Hi again,
> Looking at the pictures at howstuffworks.com it is seems I do have a  
> parallel cable, and two parallel ports (both DB-25, 'females') in the  
> scanner. Funnily, on my scanner both these ports  
> (http://computer.howstuffworks.com/parallel-port1.htm) are labelled  
> "SCSI" with large (8 mm) letters.
> The SCSI cable is illustrated at  
> http://computer.howstuffworks.com/scsi1.htm but does not look like  
> anything I have and would not fit anywhere in the scanner, or the  
> computer. So, I understand your surprise! :)
> From http://computer.howstuffworks.com/parallel-port.htm :
>> Parallel ports can be used to connect a host of popular computer  
>> peripherals:
>>    * Printers
>>    * Scanners
>>   * CD burners
>>    * External hard drives
>>    * Iomega Zip removable drives
>>    * Network adapters
>>    * Tape backup drives
> Apparently, parallel ports are used for scanners, and the UMAX Astra  
> 1200S has it, despite labelled as SCSI. I guess then there is some  
> software emulation or something like that somewhere, or did I  
> misunderstand it?
> Thanks for any help on how to proceed before I buy that card!
> David

There have some mails crossed each other. Accept Allan's generous offer,  
this would be the best solution. And you should buy
him a beer or two for it.

Wolfram Heider

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