[sane-devel] Linoscan 1200 on Linux

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 00:30:21 UTC 2008

easiest thing to do is to open the scanner and get logos and numbers
off the larger chips. second easiest is to take a trace under windows
using benoit's usbsnoop, put it on the web, and post a link on this
list. if you are lucky, someone here might recognize the protocol.


On 1/10/08, Ben F-W <sane at flemingwilliams.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello all! I'd like some advice on whether this scanner is usable under
> Linux.
> My sister brought the Heidelberg AG Linoscan 1200 back when her work
> chucked it out, and I thought I'd try and get it running under Linux
> (Ubuntu 7.10). It connects via USB, and lsusb gives:
>     Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0a18:1030 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
> However, xsane claims there are no devices available, and Google search
> hasn't turned up any evidence it works with sane. The only relevant
> links I can find are
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2007-May/019180.html,
> where a user offered the scanner on this list for testing, and
> www.silverfast.com/forum/possible-mac-os-x-solution-for-linotype-scanners-t1265.html,
> where someone explains that the "LinoScan 1200 is a special problem
> under OS-X which is related to the USB communication chip". Don't know
> if that's relevant here or not.
> Can the Linoscan 1200 be used, or should I be looking for an
> alternative? I've exhausted my few hardware-investigating abilities, but
> would be happy to try suggestions.
> Thank you in advance,
> Ben
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