[sane-devel] Neat NM-1000

Stef stef.dev at free.fr
Mon Jan 13 05:58:07 UTC 2014

On 11/01/2014 04:23, Kentrell Johnson wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a Neat NM-1000 scanner that I would like to try to get working
> with SANE.  Someone previously tried to get it working, but ultimately
> could not determine which chipset it uses:
>    http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2011-June/028637.html
> The chipset is still not detected with the latest SANE backends
> (1.0.24).  'sane-find-scanner -v -v' reports:
>    <Couldn't determine the type of the USB chip (result from
> sane-backends 1.0.24)>
> The e-mail linked above suggested using usbsnoop on Windows to capture a
> log, from which it might be possible to determine the chipset.  I
> installed usbsnoop from http://sourceforge.net/projects/usbsnoop/, but
> it does not seem to be functional in Windows 7.  Is there another USB
> sniffer that might capture the relevant information?
> Would it be possible to determine the chipset from taking it apart and
> examining the internals?  There seem to be no accessible screws on the
> device, so I am not sure I can open it without breaking it (but am
> willing to do that as a last resort).
> Is reverse engineering the Windows or Mac drivers a possibility for
> determining the chipset?  Maybe running them through 'strings' would be
> revealing?
> Thanks,
> Kentrell

     this scanner has been identified as a gl846 based scanner. See 


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