[sane-devel] Parallel Port as SCSI

Daniel Glöckner daniel-gl at gmx.net
Sat May 27 15:02:05 UTC 2006

On Sat, May 27, 2006 at 09:54:51AM -0400, m. allan noah wrote:
> 2. plug in and turn on the scanner. make sure it has a terminator on the 
> second plug (if it has a second plug)

2.5. wait until the scanner finishes its initialization (LED stops blinking)

> 3. modprobe aic7xxx

I use the Astra 1200S in combination with a NCR 53c810 SCSI controller.
When it works, could you please try 
scanimage --resolution 600 --depth 10 -x 150 -y 297 >/dev/null
At a width > 144mm my scanner can't transfer the data fast enough and
does that typical jerky head movement. As this width corresponds to only
2MB/s, I wonder if it improves if I reduce the cable length (now:
Astra - 0,8m - older scanner as SCSI adapter - 2m - controller - 0,5m
- CD-ROM drive).


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