[sane-devel] Parallel Port as SCSI [SOLVED]

Get A. Long g3t4l0ng at hotmail.com
Sat May 27 14:44:25 UTC 2006

Wow! It work like a charm, and Kooka is a wonderfully intuitive application!

The four steps suggested by Allan made it! I had in fact unplugged the 
terminator and wouldn't have thought of it otherwise.

Anyhow, my family thinks I'm a great guru now! ;)

Thanks all for the kind help!!!


>From: "m. allan noah" <anoah at pfeiffer.edu>
>To: sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
>Subject: Re: [sane-devel] Parallel Port as SCSI
>Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 09:54:51 -0400 (EDT)
>On Sat, 27 May 2006, Get A. Long wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>Thank you all for your helpful comments!
>>I went out and bought a PCI-SCSI card (Adaptec AHA-2904) + a noname 
>>optical mouse + a set of El Cheapo SoundBlaster speakers + an Animatrix 
>>DVD . All for 16$. So, I feel it was worth the 400 yd walk. :)
>>The system recognizes the Adaptec card, but still no luck with the 
>>scanner... :(
>>Any tricks up the sleeve?
>1. rmmod aic7xxx
>2. plug in and turn on the scanner. make sure it has a terminator on the 
>second plug (if it has a second plug)
>3. modprobe aic7xxx
>4. cat /proc/scsi/scsi and look for scanner
>if you dont see the scanner listed in that file, then dont even bother with 
>sane, you still have some sort of other error to fix first, bad cable, bad 
>card, etc. dmesg output might help.
>be aware that some scsi cards have internal and external ports, but only 
>one of them can be used at a time. check the card for a jumper or check the 
>cards bios (if it has one) for an option that controls this.
>if the card only has an external port, it should work, check cables and 
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