[sane-devel] Acer-Peripherals 6698 0UE
Roelof 'Ben' Kusters
web at bentrein.com
Thu Jun 14 12:47:21 UTC 2012
I own a flatbed scanner as old as time itself - well, as for my computer
that certainly is the case. It has a proud sticker "Get ready for Windows
98". I also, to my pleasant surprise, still have the firmware, and I
happen to run Fedora 17 with SimpleScan v. 3.4.1. The scanner is as in the
subject: Acer-Peripherals 6698-0UE.
In the BIN folder of the firmware, there are about seven files which under
Fedora 15, I copy/pasted into /usr/share/sane/snapscan - and linked under
the firmware section of snapscan.conf. The scanner worked perfectly fine.
I've recently upgraded to Fedora 17, and created the same setup, but the
scanner refuses to respond properly. It starts buzzing, whirring, and then
stops - returning the message in SimpleScan: "Can not connect to scanner.
Select another scanner?"
I am thinking myself that one of those seven firmware files is the right
one, but simplescan is accessing the wrong one instead. However, when I
remove lines from snapscan.conf, nothing seems to happen/change. I'm
wondering, does it require log-out/reboot to clear the SANE/SimpleScan
cache and make it look for new guidelines for the firmware?
Does anyone have another (good) solution for my predicament? I'm kind of
depending on this scanner - and having had it working for so long, I'm
kind of fond of keeping it...
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