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Old 03-23-2003, 06:05 PM   #1
rmflagg
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Redhat 8.0 & UMAX scanner


Hi all,
I have just recently installed RH 8.0 on my PII 333 machine and I would like to get my scanner running on it.
I have a UMAX 1200S scanner and it is hooked up to an Adaptec 7850 PCI SCSI card, not that POS that UMAX shipped with their scanners.
I try to run xsane and it searches for a scanner and finds nothing. It was my assumption that the UMAX SCSI scanner were already supported with the RH 8.0 build.
At this point, what do I need to do to get this scanner recognized and scanning? Where did RH move their scanner drivers/config files to?

Thanks,
RMFlagg
 
Old 03-23-2003, 06:52 PM   #2
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Re: Redhat 8.0 & UMAX scanner

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Originally posted by rmflagg
Hi all,
I have just recently installed RH 8.0 on my PII 333 machine and I would like to get my scanner running on it.
I have a UMAX 1200S scanner and it is hooked up to an Adaptec 7850 PCI SCSI card, not that POS that UMAX shipped with their scanners.
Normally, the scanner gets detected at boot time by kudzu. Do you have the scanner powered up when you're booting the system? Don't forget the first rule of SCSI: power up peripherals before booting system. Well, maybe ``check the termination'' is the first rule but powering up first has got to be right up there. :-)

If the 1200S shipped with the same HBA as the 1220S did, I have to agree: it's a piece of junk. At the very least, the driver in RH8 is broken. I tried getting that thing to work with RH8 and gave up (it worked with RH7.1). Stuck a decade old AHA1542 controller in the system and it worked with the scanner first time. Be careful, though, if you hang the scanner on the same HBA as any other devices. They can take over the bus and you can have some nasty latch-ups that require a reboot (often a hard reset) to clear.

Good luck,
Rick
 
Old 03-24-2003, 03:02 AM   #3
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This time...

I thought that I HAD powered up the scanner before the computer, but I must not have. I tried it agaiin, this time making sure that it was powered up first and it worked! Kudzu found it, and all is good.
The only question I have now is why won't Kooka save any scans in TIFF format? I can only save them in JPG, BMP and EPS.

Thanks,
RMFlagg
 
  


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