[sane-devel] infoprint 1650 mfp
ilan.tal at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 15:53:46 UTC 2011
I agree that it would be more desirable to have Ubuntu start the process,
but from what I see even the great Windows can't do that. First the Windows
operator "initiates" the scan under Windows. Then a minute or so until she
gets up from the Windows machine and walks over to the printer. She presses
a button on the printer and THAT is what is doing the work. When the printer
is done with the scan, it sends the pdf file back to the Windows folder.
I would be perfectly happy to try to contribute anything I can since I would
like to dump Windows. The question is: will wireshark give me the string
which Windows is apparently sending to the printer. Maybe there is an easier
way to know what string is being sent? Because of the long time delay, and
the necessary user intervention at the printer, I seriously doubt that the
Windows process is in charge.
On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 6:09 PM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would not have it write back to a shared folder if I could prevent
> it. It makes more sense to send it over the wire to the process which
> initiated the scan. However, the specifics are entirely dependent on
> the hardware itself. If you wish to make it work, the first step is
> for you to learn to make a wireshark trace of the windows software. No
> one else has access to the hardware.
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Ilan Tal <ilan.tal at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sorry that I tend to keep my contact with Windows to a minimum. It is my
> > friend's printer and I watched her run it under Windows and then I went
> > my Ubuntu machine. It is definitely Ricoh, scanback 3.3.3 (maybe only
> > The printer is an IBM Infoprint 1650 MFP.
> > I'm not familiar with a wireshark trace. I guess you would like me to
> > capture whatever the scanback is sending to the printer. I suppose if we
> > knew what it was sending, we could send the same string from Ubuntu and
> > it ship back to a shared folder on Ubuntu the resulting pdf file.
> > Ilan
> > On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 5:19 PM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com>
> >> Well, you could start by telling us the brand name, Ricoh perhaps?
> >> Second, perhaps you could get a wireshark trace of the windows driver
> >> making a small, low resolution network scan? Make sure you capture the
> >> entire packet length. Then compress that log, and put it up on the web
> >> where we can reach it. Perhaps someone will recognize the protocol.
> >> allan
> >> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Ilan Tal <ilan.tal at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hello,
> >> > I may be asking something impossible. If so, please let me know.
> >> >
> >> > I have an infoprint 1650 mfp printer/scanner which is on a LAN, stand
> >> > alone
> >> > and not connected to any particular computer. The printer part works
> >> > just
> >> > fine, out-of-the-box. The scanner part is another story. SANE doesn't
> >> > detect
> >> > the scanner.
> >> >
> >> > In Windows there is a "scanback" program which basically puts a
> >> > "protocol"
> >> > on the printer by which the user put the document into the scanner,
> >> > presses
> >> > a button on the scanner and the document is scanned and a pdf file is
> >> > shipped over the LAN to the Windows PC. Thus it seems clear that
> >> > too
> >> > doesn't directly see the scanner. Apparently this is the reason SANE
> >> > doesn't
> >> > see it either.
> >> >
> >> > Since Windows has a solution, I would like a solution for Ubuntu as
> >> > well.
> >> > Otherwise one is stuck with Windows. I wonder if anyone has any ideas
> >> > what might be available, or how to solve the problem?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Ilan
> >> >
> >> >
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