[sane-devel] Adding a scanner backend (genesys) does not work

Chris Mailer chris.newsmail at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 10:38:35 UTC 2017

Ok, I can give it a try. Where do I start? The only thing to find out
is probably the values for color scales and scan area, if I understand
the config file correctly.
Wouldn't it be a good starting point to just copy these values from a
similar scanner to see how it goes?


On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:27 PM, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Chris Mailer <chris.newsmail at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I´m currently trying to get a newer usb-scanner to work, which is,
>> according the documentation, "to be added to genesys backend"
>> (whatever that means).
> It means your scanner is not supported, but the genesys backend is the
> best place to add support. Unfortunately, just adding the ID to the
> config file is not enough, code would also need to be written.
> Unfortunately, the genesys backend is effectively unmaintained. So,
> unless you are able to reverse engineer the protocol and add your own
> support, you might want to get a different scanner.
> allan
> --
> "well, I stand up next to a mountain- and I chop it down with the edge
> of my hand"

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