[sane-devel] canon

Matthew Duggan stauff@guarana.org
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 01:47:25 +1100


I suppose this would be a perfect time to announce that I've just
released a new patch for sane-backends-1.0.7.  The patch is version 3 -
the first two I'd rather not discuss ;).  Our testing hasn't yet found
any residual bugs with this version, but there must be some since I
wrote it.

The driver uses libieee1284 by Tim Waugh, which can be obtained from:

Getting ECP still requires a bit of luck (and a dash of fairy dust!),
mostly due to the parport_pc module not using IRQs even if it's detected
them.  I just don't know enough about it to know exactly what's going on
here - I'm sure Tim knows.  Installing the parport_pc module and
specifying the irq seems to work, ie:
insmod parport_pc irq=7

And yes, this driver does support the N340P/N640P scanners - they're
functionally identical to the FB330P/FB630P models.  FB320P and FB620P
are still unsupported since they appear to need different commands, and
we don't have one to test (anyone want to send me one?).


- Matthew Duggan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Czeh Tamas" <garfy@tar.hu>
To: <sane-devel@mostang.com>
Sent: Monday, 25 March 2002 12:59 AM
Subject: [sane-devel] canon

> Hi!
> i have cnon N640P paralell scanner. can i use it with sane (xsane)?
> on the http://canon-fb330p.sourceforge.net/ page i read this:
> "Currenly Supported:
> * FB630P, FB330P, N640P and N340P scanners"
> on this page: http://www.buzzard.org.uk/jonathan/scanners.html
> i read this:
> "No backend currently exists. It is unknown whether the manufacture
> provide the documentation needed to write a driver."
> so, my question is: can i use somehow the canon scanner under linux
> (width xsane) or not? :)
> best regards
> garfy
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