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Re: [SLUG] Printing and SCSI Stuff
- To: Jason Rennie <jwrennie@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Printing and SCSI Stuff
- From: Ian Tester <imroy@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Feb 11 17:42:01 2001
- Cc: SLUG Mailing list <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Jason Rennie wrote:
> Hi all,
> Two quick questions.
> I have an old SCSI HP ScanJet5p that should work, but i cant get linux to
> detect the scanner on the SCSI controller that came with the card. The
> card is detected ok but it insists that there are no devices connected ?
Simple suggestion: get a real SCSI card. The POS SCSI cards those
companies supply with scanners, etc are some of the crummiest 8-bit card
to have ever existed.
You don't have to get anything fancy. Just something that's well supported
under Linux and does proper DMA so it doesn't hog your CPU. Sorry I can't
recommend any models.
> I was wondering if perhaps the printer would work if I got one of those
> USB->parralell adapters i've seen around, then try to set the thing up as
> a USB Printer under linux ? Is this even doable ? Or have ai lost the the
My Epson Colo[u]r Stylus 740 works great with its native USB port. I don't
know how well supported these USB->parallel adapters are under Linux, but
it's certainly do-able. I've been using 2.3.x/2.4-pre/2.4.x kernels for a
while now. I don't know how well the 2.2 USB back-port works.
hope this helps
Ian Tester *8)# \7\ LINUX: because geeks will find a way
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