[sane-devel] Spot ScanTak 2c/3c
Wed, 14 May 2003 08:50:54 +0200 (CEST)
I'm working on a driver for my scanner, which has a
16-bit Spot ISA card. It's a MaxiScan A4 but I think
it's been rebadged by several companies.
Some questions though:
- is it really an SCSI interface? I know nothing about
SCSI; all I can tell is that to drive my scanner, you
have to map the I/O space and set bytes at predefined
memory locations (where registers are located). Maybe
the registers are used by the card only and the card
will translate all this to SCSI commands for the
scanner after all... The connector between the card
and my scanner looks like a parallel port.
- no need to set I/O address: on my card you have
jumpers to set the I/O address (one of
0xc8000..0xe8000 by increments of 0x8000). The driver
is able to tell whether a scanner is present at a
given address, so I assume that the "no need to set
I/O address" feature means it will loop through valid
addresses for you (no need to write it in a config
file). Sounds sensible?
Do you think we have the same interface?
One possible hint --> in your Windows driver file set,
do you have a SPOTA6.SYS?
--- Alex <email@example.com> a écrit : > Respected
> Answer, please a question. Why the developers of a
> package SANE have
> not included support of scanners ScanTak 2c/3c of
> firm Spot Technology.
> In spite of the fact that firm-manufacturer already
> is not present,
> rather plenty of similar scanners all still is on a
> service at the
> users. And as shows search on appropriate forums,
> many from the users
> have problems for want of to attempt to force these
> scanners to work in
> OS Linux. By one from such users am also I.
> These scanners have the own SCSI-adapter (16 bit
> ISA), but visually to
> determine a type chipset it is not obviously
> possible. Programm the
> utilities (for example, pnpdump from Linux Red Hat
> 7.3 or ISA
> Configuration Utility from MS DOS6.22) - are
> powerless. They refuse
> even to find the appropriate adapter, though in
> User's Manual to the
> scanner is written:
> - Plug and Play design
> - No need to set I/O address
> - No need to set SCSI ID setting
> Further I in a research of this problem was not
> advanced and I hope to
> receive the help from you, respected developers
> Beforehand I thank for the help.
> Yours faithfully Alex.
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