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bob56 01-22-2008 09:06 PM

Canon parallel port scanner problem
Have an old Canoscan FB620P that I'm trying to get working with 32-bit Mepis 7.0 (Debian 2.6.22 kernel) on an early AMD64 system. I've checked everything in the man pages against my configuration and everything seems to be installed as it's supposed to be, but the scanner is not recognized by either Xsane or Kooka. I know everyone else solved the parallel port Canon scanner difficulties years ago and/or threw them out, but am hoping someone is still around who remembers how to make them work. Any help is much appreciated.

tredegar 01-24-2008 08:33 AM

Do you have the parport module installed?
lsmod | grep parport

bob56 01-27-2008 08:15 PM

Thanks for the post and sorry it took me so long to respond. Yes, it appears parport is installed.

"lsmod | grep parport" returns:
parport_pc 30116 1
parport 29512 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc

tredegar 01-28-2008 02:28 AM

OK, the module(s) are there.
The only other thing I can think of is to check the settings for the parport in your BIOS. I think it'll need to be set for "Bi-Directional", but you could try other settings, and then re-try sane-find-scanner.

Also: man sane has references to your scanner, particularly the entry for canon_pp the backend for your PP scanner. Are you using this? Please google for canon_pp

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