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



On Wednesday 08 March 2006 13:35, Paul Howarth wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Wednesday 08 March 2006 08:31, Paul Howarth wrote:
> >>>Well, the command was accepted.  Should I add that into modprobe.conf?
> >>
> >>See if it detected your hardware first. Look in /var/log/messages for
> >>the time that you inserted the module and see if anything relevant
> >>appears.
> >>
> >>You might also try "cat /proc/scsi/scsi" and see what appears.
> >>
> >>If that shows your scanner, then you've got the right module. Add:
> >>
> >>alias scsi_hostadapter tmscsim
> >>
> >>to /etc/modprobe.conf
> >
> > I don't know whether it was that re-scan that did it, but that has
> > already been added to modprobe.conf.
>
> That should ensure that the tmscsim module is included in the initrd for
> any subsequent kernels you install, and it will get loaded early in the
> boot process.
>
> > What about sg, though?  Does that need an entry too?
>
> In theory it should get loaded automatically when a scanner is detected
> on the SCSI bus at boot time.
>
Job done.  It did need that 'sleep' command in /etc/rc.d/rc.local.  It 
wouldn't work without it.  Once that was in, it was fine.  A desktop link is 
now created to VueScan (which, incidentally, creates much better scans than 
XSane, for me, at any rate), and non-tech husband can scan to his heart's 
content ;-)

Thanks for all the help.

Anne

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