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Old 04-14-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
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Does New SuSe 9.1 Have scanner drivers

I am curious to know if SuSe 9.1 will have scanner drivers and if so , for which models and manufacturers? Will that incluse a parallel Scanner made by Viviscan?
Old 06-04-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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you can check that out at the SuSE internet site (try There you can see wether your scanner is supported.
Old 06-04-2004, 04:41 PM   #3
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suse 9.1 will certainly be bundled with drivers for many scanners; however, the issue of individual model support has less to do with suse and more to do with the efforts of the open-source community as a whole. to wit, if a driver isn't available, then none of the major distros are likely to offer support - your best bet is to do some googling!

in my case, i struggled for ages trying to persuade a primax scanner to work, for which a driver was available but which required patching of modules etc.. in the end, i gave up and bought a relatively cheap epson unit which worked fine, out of the box, with no messing around..


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