[sane-devel] CanoScan 5600F support

Carsten Jensen tomse at tomse.dk
Mon Jun 3 20:15:32 UTC 2013

On 06/03/2013 09:35 PM, Stef wrote:
> On 31/05/2013 17:04, Carsten Jensen wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I found this:
>> http://sane.10972.n7.nabble.com/CanoScan-5600F-Genesys-backend-td16745.html 
>> and got curious if there is any news on this ?
>> the thread seems a little vague to what needs to be done.
>> I'm new to sane, so please treat me as such :-)
>> cheers
>> Carsten
>     Hello,
>     I couldn't work on it since I'ma lacking such a device. To have 
> full support for it  there are device descriptions to add in 
> genesys_devices.c and genesys_gl847.h . Currently the gl847 handles 
> only CIS sensors, and not CCD yet like your scanner. Calibration would 
> have to be adapted to this sensor (look at the genesys_gl841.c code to 
> have an idea of what to create).
>     Since we don't have datasheet of each components inside the 
> scanner, the only way to work is do reverse engineering on the 
> scanner, using an USB snooping program to record windows driver activity.
> Regards,
>     Stef

C/C++ isn't one of my strongest sides. but I can do a lot of USB 
sniffing. That is, if you have time/energy to work on this. I'm getting 
a Mustek 1200s USB A3 too which also isn't supported. I can do USB 
sniffing on that too.


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