[sane-devel] mustek A3 1200 usb pro

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 00:41:59 UTC 2011

yes- this comes up fairly frequently, as it's the only cheap A3
machine, and the manufacturer promises Linux support which turns out
to be broken, or a possible GPL violation, or both :(

So, let's do this the FOSS way. Get a log of the scanner making a
small, low resolution scan using this tool:


and put a compressed copy of the image and the log somewhere we can
reach it. The complexity of the protocol will decide our next move.


On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 3:07 PM, giampaolo ferradini
<giampaolo.ferradini at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi guys,
> i would be interested in being able to run the above scanner natively (i'm
> using fedora 14), and as far as my understanding goes it is so far
> unsupported.  i would be willing to put up some money for the job, up to
> 50$.
> the hw is seen when plugged into the usb port (lsusb results is "Bus 001
> Device 006: ID 055f:040b Mustek Systems, Inc. ") but is not recognized at
> all by "simple scan" nor by xsane add-on in gimp.
> i'm not very experienced, actually, but more than willing to help with more
> data.  in the past i wrote a few more details in this thread:
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/mustek-a3-1200-usb-pro-seen-but-invisible-866934/
> solid arguments to develop support for this piece of hardware are that it
> probably is one of the very few A3 scanners that can be purchased at a
> reasonable cost, many help requests can be found googling the topic, and a
> few more can be found in this post:
> http://www.averyjparker.com/2010/06/19/mustek-scanexpress-a3-usb-1200-pro/
> (actually the author of the post claimed he would be willing to commit some
> $$ too...)
> hope to hear back from someone able & willing to help :-)
> cheers,
> giampaolo
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