[sane-devel] Re: Artec 1236USB
Wed, 30 Apr 2003 08:49:10 -0500 (CDT)
Henning and Gerhard,
Thanks for the tips. We will work on it and try to get back to you about
it. I have forwarded your messages to the owner of the scanner.
Meanwhile (off topic?):
Someone wrote in a few weeks ago about USB cameras. Well, I bought a cheap
one day before yesterday, a "Gear to Go" which cost $18. It has vendor id
0x2770 and sorry that I can't give the product id from memory. Last night
I broke it by taking it apart and looking inside (where I found nothing I
can report about, except there is a Samsung memory chip in it). It did
report class:subclass:protocol of ff:ff:ff, I do remember that much. I did
manage to set it up on a Windows box, though, and do a sniff. It did work,
then, once, before meeting its nemesis. It installed stuff related to
TWAIN in Windows.
So, anyway, does anyone know who is doing things like this? Presumably it
is not part of the SANE project even though closely related? I know
someone else asked this recently, sorry, I think I deleted that message.
On Wed, 30 Apr 2003, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 04:27:59PM -0500, Theodore Kilgore wrote:
> > A friend of mine has an Artec 1236USB which we are trying to set up. The
> > vendor/product number is 0x05d8 0x4001.
> Ah, thanks. I think the vendor/product info isn't in our database yet.
> > I thought it used a GT chip, and indeed the Windows side of my
> > friend's machine did install the gt68xx(something).usb file and
> > another, similar file in the winnt directory.
> That may be an indication but it's not an evidence. Artec sells
> different scanners under the same name so they may have installed two
> different drivers.
> What are the exact names of the firmware files?
> > However, when I could not get it to work easily I started to search
> > around. I have found on the web page about the gt68xx status that
> > 0x05d8 0x4002 comes in many disguises and is supported, but 0x05d8 0x4001
> > is "another chip." Searching further, I found a letter from Gerhard Jaeger
> > to sane-devel which says that Artec 1236 has an LM983x chip inside (more
> > or less like my Canon N670U that we all had so much fun with). So I tried
> > editing the /etc/sane.d/plustek.conf file to get scanimage -L to see the
> > scanner, but still no luck.
> I don't have any more information about the 1236USB but there is some
> info about the Artec Ultima 2000 with the product id 0x4001. There are
> also Ultima 2000 scanners with id 4002 and those use a gt6801.
> That's for Ultima 2000 0x4001:
> "Same name, but different ids: vendor/product 0x05d8/0x4001 is not
> supported. Chips: WINBOND W6662CF, POWERVISION PV108630-C2L, ATC
> 93LC46 (EEPROM?). The chips look similar to that reported on the
> umax1220u page. "
> > So I would say that I am looking for further guidance from those more
> > knowledgeable. First, is this scanner really a GT68xx chip or an LM983x ?
> > What is the current level of knowledge about it?
> Nobody really knows. Try check-usb-scanner as Gerhard proposed. If
> this doesn't show the chipset, open the scanner and tell us the text
> on the chips.
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