[sane-devel] Running a scanner's Windows application under an emulator?
donald.kenney at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 22:33:15 UTC 2009
Basically, yes. They create a virtual machine window into which you
install a licensed copy Windows of Windows. Then you install the Windows
driver and application software for your scanner, possibly work your way
through some problems related to both the virtual system and the real
system trying to talk to the same device. Then, if nothing goes too wrong
and there aren't any insurmountable timing problems, you have the scanner
running. Getting scanned images out of the virtual machine may also
present a few problems, but it almost certainly will be possible to
Note that I have never actually run a scanner in a VM although I tried
once. Unfortunately, the scanner died -- I think without help from the VM
-- before I could get all the necessary Windows stuff installed and
working right. I have run other USB devices in a VM (qemu) with
Windows installed without huge problems.
On Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Mike B. wrote:
> Thanks for all the replies regarding running a scanner's Windows
> How does it work with the vmware/virtualbox? do these applications create
> a window (for example in Gnome) which is a `virtual windows machine'
> (looks like a windows desktop) and I can run the scanner application in
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