[sane-devel] Installation of "Sane-pie backend" to drive Black Widow (Devcom) 9636 PRO SCSI scanner

Sean MacA smaca at talktalk.net
Thu May 24 16:13:55 UTC 2007

Hallo everyone

I am new to this site. I have very basic computer skills with no knowledge of computer programming.

When I upgraded the operating system on my old computer (Gateway 450SP) from Windows 98se to XPPro I could not find a driver for my Black Widow (Devcom) 9636 PRO scanner which would work. 

On the SANE web site "Sane-pie backend" is listed as having been tested on the DEVCOM 9636PRO and works OK but the downloading and installation of this backend appears to be a daunting task for someone without any knowledge of computer programming. If the source package needs to be compiled I would not have a clue about how to go about that.

I would, therefore, be very obliged if someone could provide me with a detailed step by step guide of each operation /procedure required to download and install the Sane-pie Backend (driver) on my computer. From where do I download this driver and to where on my computer do I install it? The information given on the Sane web site appears to be written for professionals and is away above my head.

If I can succeed in installing the Sane backend will I also require to install a Sane frontend or could I use the WidowView software (twain) supplied with the scanner?


Processor Intel 450 MHz Pentium 111.

Operating System Windows XPPro Service Pack2


Hard Drive 60GB 38GB free

Graphic Card Voodoo 3 3000 16MB

SCSI interface card. The installed card is the one that was bundled with the Black Widow.

Thank you

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