[BL] Scanner in BL - HELP !
ariadne at earthlink.com.au
Sat Jan 7 20:03:26 EST 2006
I have a problem with using a scanner that has just become available to me.
It is an Acer ScanPrisa 340P flatbed parallel port model, that came with software for Win95.
I don't have any Windows higher than 3.1.
According to the Linux-HOWTOs, Acer scanners are not supported by Linux because they don't release their codes. And a search on Google-Linux found only a handful of websites (none in English) and none that seemed to offer any advice except to use Win XP. Yeah, right !
Sane (in Peanut(=Red Hat) Linux and in SW9.1) does not find parallel port scanners.
Neither does it in Knoppix.
Has anyone hand any experience with either parallel port, or Acer, scanners ?
I am reluctant to throw away a perfectly good, functioning, flat bed scanner. It was attached to my wife's Win98/2000 machine until I (foolishly, perhaps) purchased a Brother USB scanner/copier/printer that was found (after purchase) not to run under Linux either.
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