Re: [PARPORT] HP5100C anyone?

Bruno Barberi Gnecco (
Fri, 24 Dec 1999 11:38:40 -0200

Audin Malmin wrote:

> > Has anyone been able to use a HP5100C scanner?
> > I patched my kernel (after a little hack, because I'm using 2.2.13 and
> > the last file was not patched), recompiled it and the modules, installed the
> > modules. Following the ppSCSI page, I insmoded these modules: scsi_mod, sg,
> > ppscsi and epst. The last one take a while to load, but do not output anything
> ppSCSI 0.91 (0.91) installed
> epst.1: epst 0.91 (0.91), Shuttle EPST at 0x378 mode 5 (EPP-32) dly 1 nice 0 sg 16
> scsi1 : epst
> scsi : 2 hosts.
> Vendor: HP Model: C7190A Rev: 3846
> Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 02
> Detected scsi generic sgb at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0

        Ok, so far so good:
ppSCSI 0.91 (0.91) installed
epst.1: epst 0.91 (0.91), Shuttle EPST at 0x378 mode 5 (EPP-32) dly 1 nice 0 sg
scsi0 : epst
scsi : 1 host.

        But that's all.

> And when it loads up your scanner should probably make a few noises.

        It didn't.

> I find that epst will not load if lp is loaded previously. If I
> try I get this in dmesg instead:
> ppSCSI 0.91 (0.91) installed
> scsi : 1 host.
> and modprobe errors with:
> /lib/modules/2.2.13/scsi/epst.o: init_module: Device or resource busy
> So try loading epst first... You don't actually need lp at all
> if you just want to use the scanner, it is only used to print.

        Well, I have a printer and a zip drive too, but I'd be happy if I
could use the scanner or them (which are working for months:).
> > As 5100C is connected in the parallel port, I tried scanimage -d
> > hp:/dev/lp0; then scanimage just freezes, and must be kill -9ed. xscanimage
> > also freezes.
> lp devices are basically output only. SANE is looking for a generic
> scsi interface, a completely different animal.

        But it still doesn't find the scanner, in any /dev/sg?.

        Thanks a lot,

Bruno Barberi Gnecco <>  ICQ #1383173  [Running Linux]
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