[sane-devel] RS232 Scanner

Dan Scott danieljamesscott at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 12:13:54 UTC 2008


2008/7/30 m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com>:
>>  So I was hoping that I would be able to use sane to communicate with
>>  the scanner and work out what is happening.
> backwards. you have to work out what is happening, _before_ you write
> the sane driver :)

Not quite. I was hoping that the scanner would already work with sane.
:) at least partially. Then I could get the basic protocol from the

> do you have windows drivers for the image scanning part? if so, i
> would use a usb-serial converter and benoit's usb sniffer to get a
> log, and see if you can extract the image data.

No, unfortunately I have no documentation/driver other than this
diagnostic application. I'm thinking I'll have to figure out the
manufacturer and ask them for protocol documentation.

It's a shame there's no "standard" for serial port scanners! Would
avoid a lot of work.

Thanks for your comments.


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