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Old 12-06-2007, 12:07 AM   #1
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Question Setting up a scanner


I have a Mercury 3600 scanner.
It was a pain to install under Windows XP and I'm lost as to how to install it under Linux.
It's daisy-chained through a HP printer on a parallel connection.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 01:09 AM   #2
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Google says the Mercury 3600 is actually the Teco Relisys VM3582. According to the sane database (see my sig) some relisys scanners are supported, but yours isn't listed.

If you're brave, you might try one of the sane-teco drivers and see if any of them are able to drive it, but that runs the risk of damaging the scanner. Your best option is probably to replace it with something that's known to work.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 01:05 AM   #3
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Thanks David.
I suspected as much; I run Windows XP on a separate partition so I'll use that for scanning.
Pity though, I'm growing to love Ubuntu!
 
Old 12-07-2007, 02:21 AM   #4
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Prospero,
setting up a scanner on a parrell connection is a pain in the bottom. There is no automatic solution on any 'distro' I've found- be they idiot proof.
Command line solution no dbout! There are so many, most of which are less than useful and can compromise your system.Why does a system that 'admits that it is behind the times' (or playing cachup) loose the old configurations?
Perhaps I don't know how to access the archives properly- please do not home in on this and ignore the above.



Roy
 
Old 12-08-2007, 01:27 AM   #5
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Prospero,
setting up a scanner on a parrell connection is a pain in the bottom. There is no automatic solution on any 'distro' I've found- be they idiot proof.
Thanks Roy. I'm not confident enough to try playing with console commands, so I'll leave well alone.
 
  


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