[sane-devel] Canoscan Lide 90

Ralph Little skelband at gmail.com
Sat Nov 2 16:22:34 GMT 2019


On 2019-11-02 4:55 a.m., Povilas Kanapickas wrote:
> Is the CanoScan LIDE 90 still unsupported (as it says in the supported
>> If so, is it worth getting hold of one for dev work?
>> Do you have one Povilas?
> Currently, yes, the scanner is completely not supported, but I have the
> scanner and will soon look into it. Internets say it has GL842 chip
> inside, which means that it'll need a lot of work in order to be
> supported, as currently there's no other supported scanners using that chip.


>  From my side I would recommend looking into GL646 scanners. I only had
> HP 2300 for testing, but I did a lot of changes in the area and thus
> probably broke many of the other scanners. The breakage would be
> relatively simple to fix and not very hard to find using bisecting, so
> it's a great way to have an impact with little effort and to learn the
> genesys backend in the process. The only reason why I didn't do that
> myself was that it's almost impossible to find used GL646 scanners for
> sale in my country and I didn't look into eBay yet as I have a lot of
> other scanners in the queue.

OK, that sounds like a plan. I will get a list from the genesys backend 
and go on the hunt.
Picking up a Canoscan 3000f this afternoon. Hopefully that works out.


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