[sane-devel] Lexmark X74

stef stef.dev at free.fr
Thu Oct 21 20:39:08 UTC 2010

Le Thursday 21 October 2010 12:31:01 Torsten Houwaart, vous avez écrit :
> Hello there,
> I'm currently trying to write a driver for my old Lexmark X74 Scanner. Is
> somebody already working on that? Or can somebody tell me a good reason
> why I shouldn't (legal issues etc.)? I also have a few questions about
> that, don't worry they won't be like 'what is a sniffer?'. I have never
> written a driver before, but by now I have a good understanding of how
> Lexmark scanner drivers work and I have made some good progress with tying
> in some of my own commands in the backend. Should I contact Stephane Voltz
> or Fred Odendaal directly (their names are in the lexmark man page)?
> Cheers,
> Torsten Houwaart

	do you mean you are disassembling the windows driver ? I think this 
should be avoided for legal reasons. 
	Sniffing means using a program that records USB activity during scans 
done under windows so one can look at them and figure out the protocol.
	If you double checked the X74 is rts8852 based, you can send patches to 
the mailing list for the lexmark backend.


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