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Re: Addressing a SCSI film-scanner - long, sorry.

On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 19:50 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> I have a CanoScan FS2710, which, by reports, can be made to work in linux.  It 
> is, however, a SCSI device, and Control Center lists only one SCSI device, 
> 'Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 53c974 [PCscsi].  It is a Tekram DC390, and 
> googling turned up "The Linux DC390 PCI SCSI driver was originally written by 
> a Tekram engineer to support the Tekram DC390(T) PCI Fast SCSI host adpator" 
> so it seems that the scsi card is recognised.

You'll probably need to load a driver for the SCSI card before any of
the devices attached to it will work.

# modprobe tmscsim

and see if that helps.

> I know that xsane is installed in /usr/share/sane/ and the drivers appear to 
> be in /usr/lib/sane so I'm assuming that I can ignore most of the 
> instructions above.  The download is a .tar.gz, and includes a Makefile.  I 
> presume that I can unpack the tarball anywhere I like?  Is it then just a 
> matter of editing the prefix line in the Makefile?  And should that point 
> to /usr/sane?

Sane ships with Fedora. Once the right SCSI driver is loaded, SANE
should see your scanner if it's a supported one.


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