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Yay! I got a scanner!
This morning I plugged it in, installed sane on Debian and tried to make it work. No luck for hours; scanimage just didn't detect it. Much googling led to a way of making scanimage run in debug mode and I found my parallel port wasn't working in the correct mode (I had PCSPP and TRISTATE but I needed EPP). So into the bios, changed mode to EPP and rebooted. And this time it worked!
I feel pleased with myself. Long live free hardware and free software!"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Good for you Hazel.
Free is always the best.
I have a scanner built into my HP printer.
Don't use it much but when I need it, it's nice to have it.
And my hat off to you on your perseverance tracking down the problem.
Most people just throw up their hands and say they give up in 5 minutes.
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... sane does a good job provided the hardware is supported
Congratulations Hazel. I guess you are now the resident scanner expert.Registered Linux user #526930