[sane-devel] hp5400c series support

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 20:51:40 +0100


On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 08:24:56PM +0100, Remy Cool wrote:
> I recently aquired a hp5490c scanner and was gathering information on 
> how to get this unit to work with sane. What I found sofar was that 
> it works with the FreeBSD version of sane ...

I don't think that there is a special FreeBSD version of SANE. Usually
they have some ptaches to fit sane into the packages system and fix
BSD-related bugs, but that's all.

> so it must be known 
> what language this printer speaks. Does anyone know if it's possible 
> to get this scanner working with sane under Linux ? 
> I've tried the usb-scanner module (and compiled in version) from 
> kernel 2.4.18, but that didn't work out. Any info is appreciated 

What's the problem with the kernel module? Doe it print messages in
syslog when you plug-in your scanner? You can set the vendor and
device ids manually (insert appropriate numbers):

modprobe scanner vendor=0x1234 product=0x2345

I don't know, if the scanner itsself is supported by SANE.