[sane-devel] Mustek ScanExpress A3 USB 1200 PRO

robert w hall bobh at n-cantrell.demon.co.uk
Tue Sep 9 20:43:26 UTC 2008

Is this another windows driver that uses usbscan.sys???

In message <48C64A13.6030407 at uni-bonn.de>, Daniel Stender <uzstzm at uni-
bonn.de> writes
>Jay Anderson wrote:
>> I'm trying to get this scanner to work. I'm on Ubuntu 8.04.
>>> lsusb
>> Bus 003 Device 005: ID 055f:040b Mustek Systems, Inc.
>>> sane-find-scanner -q
>> found USB scanner (vendor=0x055f [Hewlett-Packard.        ], product=0x040b
>> [USB2.0 Scanner            ], chip=SQ113) at libusb:003:005
>> In my searching I found http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/mustek_usb2-backend/.
>> I found another thread
>> (http://www.nabble.com/Mustek-ScanExpress-A3-600-USB-Pro-td14698028.html) 
>> suggested trying the latest backend snapshot
>> (http://www.sane-project.org/snapshots/) and changing the ProductID and 
>> to match what this scanner has. I've done that rebuilt and installed (make &&
>> make install).
>> After this xsane comes up and can communicate with the scanner. When I preview
>> the image it comes back with garbage -- multi-colored vertical stripes (when I
>> scanned an image it also came back with garbage). So it is similar enough to
>> control the scanner it seems.
>> Has anyone else had any luck with this scanner?
>> I'm willing (though I'm not sure how able I am) to spend some time digging
>> around in the code to figure it out a bit more. I don't really know where to
>> start so any pointers here would be useful. Thanks.
>> -----Jay
>Don't know what this means for the 1200 DPI model, but the state of affairs 
>concerning the ScanExpress A3 600 is that there is a Mustek driver here:
>These are RPMs (i386) including a customized mustek_usb2 driver (libsane 
>1.0.19). It was impossible for me to get these drivers running (suspected to
>be quick'n'dirty) and also I would like to run other scanners in addition. I've 
>written several time to Mustek to give free the source of their
>mustek_usb2 with no reply at all.
>Maybe it's a good idea to keep on with the enquiries to give away their source, 
>BTW it has been discussed before on the list
>that their driver packet injures the GPL of Sane.
>Another way would be naturally to make a driver on our own, begin with a USB 
>sniff within Windows and to manipulate mustek_usb2 to begin with. But I
>do not have any experiences with that.
>Daniel Stender

robert w hall

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