[sane-devel] getting any sort of Umax PowerLook 2100XL to work anymore?

David Melik davidnchmelik at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 13:03:44 GMT 2019

On 2/17/19 10:38 AM, Ondrej Zary wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 January 2019 06:24:08 David Melik wrote:
>> Earlier I'd been asking if the new USB Umax PowerLook 2100XL is
>> supported.  It wasn't clear, and may or may not involve someone or any
>> new user trying to write drivers.  Now I found out even the old (SCSI-2)
>> one doesn't work with kernels since March 19, 2018... at least not for
>> my Adaptec PCI SCSI-2 card (AHA-2920 or something.) The Linux kernel
>> just started removing drivers for plain/classic PCI hardware (and other
>> still-used old hardware, for years) despite brand new
>> system-/logic-/main-/mother-boards still being made with plain/classic
>> PCI slots.  Is there any way I can recompile the old drivers (fdomain)
>> for new kernels? ... or should I just pay Umax to upgrade a scanner to
>> USB, or maybe buy a USB one, with the chance of it not ever working?
>> (maybe same situation unless I install an old/obsolete OS version.)
> Looks like your AHA-2920 card is based on Future Domain chipset (AHA-2920A). fdomain driver was removed probably because nobody wanted to remove its scsi_module.c dependency:
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10291777/
> I already fixed some old SCSI drivers to prevent them from being removed but such major driver modifications require testing on real HW.

Is there a different SCSI-2 card I might be able to find/use to get the 
PowerLook 2100XL working again?

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