[sane-devel] Mustek ScanExpress A3 USB 1200 PRO

scar scar at drigon.com
Fri Mar 26 18:07:56 UTC 2010

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Ille @ 03/26/2010 02:10 AM:
> Le Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:39:17 -0700,
> scar <scar at drigon.com> a écrit :
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>> scar @ 03/23/2010 12:34 PM:
>>> surely there is something we can learn from the linux packages
>>> mustek provides[1]?
>> actually, i am surprised to find that these drivers actually work,
>> contrary to what i previously read!  guess we should give mustek more
>> credit.
>> i ran a 'make uninstall' for the sane-backends that were currently
>> installed.  now there was nothing sane* installed on my system.  then
>> i ran 'sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture libsane_1.0.19-1_i386.deb'
>> followed by 'sudo scanimage > test.pnm' and indeed the test.pnm looks
>> just fine.
> So all you did was changing the Vendor- and ProductID, the y_ and
> x_range and the scanner struct, right?

i did not modify anything, nor could i since mustek just provides the
binaries.  all i did was install mustek's driver, like anyone else might
have when they obtain a new piece of hardware.  beforehand, i removed
the system's installation of libsane package.

>> now, if we could just get this to work with xsane in the meantime and
>> perhaps eventually packaged with sane-backends... or with ubuntu's
>> libsane package or whatever (if the licensing allows)...
> Doesn't it work with xsane?

when i try to install xsane, it wants to install libsane, which appears
that it might overwrite the drivers installed by mustek's package.

i think i will try my earlier suggestion of installing the official
libsane, xsane, etc. packages, then copy over the library files from
mustek's driver and see how it goes.

btw, isn't sane-backends licensed under GPL?  how can mustek provide a
package without the source?



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