[sane-devel] Xerox Phaser 6180MFP / Which Protocol is used ? See USBSnoop.log

Dipl.Geogr.G.Birkenfeld gerobirkenfeld at web.de
Thu Jan 21 11:24:46 UTC 2010

Hi all,

  as m.allan noah recommended in his last post (see below) I used USBSnoop
to generate a log (find it enclosed).
Is anybody recognizing the Protocol used, or is anybody able and willing to
writer/modify a driver ?

Thanks for your help..


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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: m. allan noah [mailto:kitno455 at gmail.com] 
Gesendet: Freitag, 15. Januar 2010 23:46
An: birkenfeld at geobiz.de
Cc: sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
Betreff: Re: [sane-devel] What device does Xerox Phaser 6180MFP use ? See
output here..

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Dipl.Geogr.G.Birkenfeld
<gerobirkenfeld at web.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  I am absolutely new to Linux, but anyway I have been in contact with 
> the mantainer of xerox_mfp backend. He suggested to ask on this 
> mailing list, if somebody knows a compatible driver, or can do something
about my problem:
> I bought a Xerox Phaser 6180MFP lately, but I cannot use the scanner 
> under Linux because it is not listed and stated as compatible on
> But I tried to
> 1. run "sane-find-scanner" which gave me the USB ID...
> 2. found USB ID's (vendor and manufacturer) and added them in HEX to 
> xerox_mfp.conf 3. tried SANE_DEBUG_XEROX_MFP=9 scanimage -L which did 
> not
> work:


> If there is no driver available, what informations are needed to 
> develop one, and, if it is possible is there anybody to out there to take
tasks ?

The usb interface looks simple enough, very few endpoints. Can you get a
trace of the windows driver making a small black and white scan using this
tool: http://www.pcausa.com/Utilities/UsbSnoop/ Then zip the log, and send
it to the list. Perhaps someone will recognize the protocol.

There are individuals on this list who will write and/or modify drivers.
Some do this for free or for hardware donation, others do it for payment.

"The truth is an offense, but not a sin"
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