[Nottingham] HP Scanjet 5370C

Alex Walker alex at x3ja.co.uk
Tue Apr 6 09:21:14 BST 2004

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On Sunday 04 April 2004 15:52, Bob Winter wrote:
> Has anyone had any success getting one of these scanners to work with
> sane. I can get the scanner recognised using the avision backend but
> just get random garbage when I try to scan or preview using either kooka
> or xsane. I have tried commenting out various options in avision.conf as
> suggested in the man pages and am running Mandrake 9.0

I bought a cheapo (£25) "Mustek ScanExpress 1200 UB Plus 600x1200 dpi USB 
Flatbed Scanner" from ebuyer (see 
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?product_uid=36145 ) and it 
works well with the sane stuff and libusb.  I had to download the firmware 
driver thing from the website 
( http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/ ).  I also had to 
uncomment the relevant lines in /etc/sane.d/gt68xx.conf for my scanner.  Now 
I can use kooka (but only as root at the moment) to scan stuff in...

That's not a very thorough explanation, but it's just what I remember from 
doing it a few months back, and I've not really helped you.  Just thought I 
might encourage you that it is possible!   :)


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