[sane-devel] Support of Mustek A3 2400S

Jehan Pagès jehan.marmottard at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 20:49:12 UTC 2014


On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 8:54 PM, Bob Gustafson <bobgus at rcn.com> wrote:
> There is a nicer model -
> http://www.mustek.com/products/large-a3-scanner/9-a3f2400n.html
> In the specifications under 'System Requirements' it shows:
>   Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (Service Pack 3)
>   Mac OS X 10.7~10.10
>   Linux Ubuntu12.04 kernel 3.11 32bit / Fedora 20 kernel 3.15 32bit

Yes after sending this email to the Sane mailing list, I checked other
scanners and discovered as well that some had announced Linux support,
which is nice.

Rather than the A3F2400N though, the A3 1200 HS looks interesting by
being faster, which I prefer to having buttons on the scanner, as long
as this does not affect the scan quality (there is also a A3 2400 HS
in their webshop, apparently so recently released that it is not even
in the main website, but honestly I think 1200 dpi is more than
enough). Now they don't really give much information on how faster it
would be (only comparison point is A3 200 dpi in 2.3 s for the HS, and
3 s for the N model, no info for higher resolutions).

> Perhaps they are not really that serious about the Linux 32 bit?

Oh I didn't realize the 32 bit part. This is indeed annoying!
Maybe I'll send an email and ask.

> In their Support Drivers Downloads they don't specify bit size for Linux
> Driver     A3F2400N     NA     Sep 19, 2014    Linux
> Technical Support is tsupport at mustek.com
> --------------------------------------
> I have been looking at Mustek for awhile - more or less limited by the same
> software driver issues.

Do you know of other good brands which make A3 scanners? Good quality
but reasonable price is what I am looking for.


> Bob G
> On 12/10/2014 01:17 PM, Jehan Pagès wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been interested into a A3 scanner, found the Mustek A3 2400S on
> Amazon (http://www.amazon.fr/Mustek-A3-2400-Scanner-Plat/dp/B00A1K9M2Q)
> but I just can't figure out whether or not it is supported on Linux
> (and to which level of support).
> I used the scanner Search Engine:
> http://www.sane-project.org/cgi-bin/driver.pl?manu=mustek
> But no model seems to be exactly named "2400S" (there are a lot of
> 2400 CU|CS|TA (PLUS)? and so on, but no "S", and they all seem to have
> an additional naming like BearPaw, ScanExpress, etc. but such names
> are not used for this mustek product).
> Would anyone know if that is actually a different naming for another
> scanner in the Sane list, or is it simply not in the list? And if it
> is not, would anyone know if it would work anyway, has any experience
> with it or something?
> Also what seems to be the officiel spec:
> http://www.mustek.com/products/large-a3-scanner/12-a3-2400s.html
> Thanks.
> Jehan
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