[sane-devel] Linoscan 1200 on Linux

Ben F-W sane at flemingwilliams.co.uk
Fri Jan 11 08:39:01 UTC 2008

Option (a) sounds like fun to me! I'll take a screwdriver to it in the 
next couple of days and report back. Thanks!

m. allan noah wrote:
> 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.
> allan
> 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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