[sane-devel] Trying to get my Neat (NR-030108) scanner to work.

Stan Kaliski tanker at att.net
Sat Jan 24 22:16:25 UTC 2015

Thanks Terry

I hope I'm doing this correctly.  First time using a mail-list server. 
I'm replying to the list instead of your address directly.

Your the only respondent to my posting.

Sorry for the delay in answering, this is the first chance I've had to 
work with my new system since last weekend.

I may have to look for for a place to read up on building a back end. 
This is getting into stuff I haven't learned yet.  If you know of a link 
to step by step guide that a newbie can learn from that would be great. 
  I've been having trouble finding anyone experienced with using this 
scanner with Linux.

I have ordered a BIG thumb drive to backup my system before I go 
monkeying around with drivers and compiling stuff (assuming that is what 
you mean by building your own back end).


On 01/17/2015 07:09 PM, Terry Duell wrote:
> Hello Stan,
> On Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:41:58 +1100, Stan Kaliski <tanker at att.net> wrote:
>> Hi all, someone on the Linux Mint forum suggested that I try this
>> mailing list for help in getting my Neat scanner to work with Linux.
>> The Neat scanner seems to be widely advertised (here in the states) on
>> TV.  While todays scanner my have a different manufacturer ID and
>> model ID than the years old model I have.  Hopefully someone out there
>> has gotten this unit to work with Linux the way it does in windows and
>> can tell me what I need to do.
>> To prevent having to retype A LOT or copy and paste A LOT.  Please
>> start by seeing what I have already done at:
>> http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=186038
>> I would really like to get this existing scanner to work vs. buying a
>> new one.  Little unit works fine, with Windows.
> I read your progress to date.
> I run Fedora, so please excuse what might be irrelevant questions.
> What version of the sane-backends do you have installed?
> I recently had quite a lot of trouble with my Epson 3490.
> The sane-backends-1.0.24 (the current version from Fedora 20, and 21)
> were installed.
> My problem disappeared by getting the current git source and building my
> own sane-backends.
> I can only assume that in my case the current source included some
> changes that fixed my problem.
> Your problem is probably different, but if no one comes up with a
> solution, you might consider trying what I did.
> Cheers,

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