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

David Melik davidnchmelik at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 05:50:48 GMT 2019

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.)

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