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Old 12-31-2003, 09:34 AM   #1
Georg Halfas
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Scanner Medion MD 6190 & SuSE 8.2


Who can help running the above discribed scanner with SuSE-Linux 8.2
 
Old 12-31-2003, 04:27 PM   #2
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Ahh... Yast2.. Hardware. Scanner?

And it doesnt work there its probably not gonna?
 
Old 01-01-2004, 11:15 AM   #3
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Ahh... Yast2.. Hardware. Scanner?

And it doesnt work there its probably not gonna?
There is no MD 6190 in the list within yast2. I tried all other scanners of Medion but none worked. Do you have any experience in using other models of other supliers or other methods getting this scanner running with SuSE 8.2?
 
Old 01-01-2004, 03:02 PM   #4
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If its not in list and Suse cant auto-guess a setting for it. Then its not a SANE compatible scanner, of which there are many. And basically, when it doesnt follow the SANE standards linux kinda abandons it and its up to the manufacturer to produce drivers, which, several sites said that scanner doesnt include linux support. So.. probably. Check the sales fliers for cheap scanners and find one on the list.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 06:22 AM   #5
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Tevion MD 6190 Scanner and Linux

Im having a Tevion MD 6190 Scanner - apparently a vaiant of the Medion 6190 which already appeared in your forum.
Using it with Win is no problem, but I would like to run it with my Suse 9.0.

Currently on the SANE Webpages both scanner models are only reported as bein unsupported, since noch backend is available.

Does anyoe know about a backend being under development? Eventually in Alpha state?

Kind Regards
Jens
 
Old 01-04-2004, 09:42 AM   #6
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Try Mandrake 9.2.
I had trouble getting my scanner to work under SuSe, RH9. Mandrake found it and put it on my desktop, without any problems. And my digital camera, when plugged in.
Medion, I've been told is actually Phillips. Look in /etc/saned/ at all the config files. If there is one in there for Phillips, try to edit it with the details of your scanner, got from sane-find-scanner, ie product and vendor(in my case 0x014b8 and 0x1114 I think (Epson 660)). Mine doesn't need any firmware, it just works under Mandrake. Which I, being not an IT person find marvellous!
Does sane-find-scanner come up with anything? Is it usb or scsi?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 03:55 PM   #7
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Mandrake won't help. The scanner vendor ID also does not point to Phililps but to Primax.

All details for both the Tevion and the Medion 6190 can be found under

http://www.sane-project.org/unsuppor...on-md6190.html

Btw. the ALI chip it uses apparently does not need any firmware, as no such USB firmware was part of the installation on my Win system.

So "just" what has to be found is a genius who knows to write such backends......or

......on the webpages of Primax so far no single word can be found about Linux. We should tractate them with requests for Linux drivers for their scanners.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 05:17 PM   #8
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Your best bet is probably SANE as mentioned above. I have SANE working with my HP OfficeJet 6110 over the network (a feat HP says is impossible).
 
Old 01-10-2004, 02:33 AM   #9
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What exactly does sane-find-scanner return?? Nothing??
Is there a something.conf file in /etc/saned corresponding to your scanner?
Does scanimage -L come up with anything?
If it does, then your home.
Did you download the newest version of the sane backends?
I don't think you need the firmware, that is only for older scanners I believe.

I had lots of trouble getting my scanner to work, so I know what it's like. But we will get there! Let me know what's happening!
 
Old 01-10-2004, 08:57 AM   #10
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....sane-find-scanner returns::

common@gondor:~> sane-find-scanner

# No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

found USB scanner (vendor=0x0461, product=0x037b) at libusb:001:004
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

# Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports can't be
# detected by this program.

# You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
# found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
# necessary.
common@gondor:~>


....this vendor-ID is Primax as I already mentioned.....


.....and there is no conf file in my SuSE 9.0.

scanimage reports.........

common@gondor:~> scanimage -L

No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
common@gondor:~>

This definitely means that in the latest sane backends, there is no one for this scanner.
I even tried otherones which were for other Primax or Medion or Tevion models - no chance!

We must find a guru who can write a sane backend!

Regards, Jens
 
Old 06-09-2004, 03:32 PM   #11
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I also have a Tevion/medion scanner MD9890 and if anyone can give me any advice about getting it to work with mandrake 10 Official, then I'll finally be able to abandon winXP....(oh, joy)

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