* Harry G (email@example.com) wrote:
> I am real new th this area, and have been using linux for about a year.
> I have a HP Scanjet 5100c parport scanner, and I understand I need ppscsi.
You do; I have it working - but it has been touchy for me.
> 1. Where do I get it (preferably an rpm version)
I'm not sure about an RPM; I seem to remember the older SuSEs had them
in; not sure about the newer ones.
> 2. What are the proper procedures to get my scanner up and running?
1) Sacrifice a small chicken.
2) Get kernel source, and the ppSCSI patch, apply patch, rebuild kernel
(remembering to have the Scsi-generic and appropriate ppSCSI driver
enabled (I think it is the epst driver the HP needs). Install.
3) Load the scsi, scsi-generic, and epst modules.
4) Run the SANE package - it should be able to find the scanner and
So, if you can find a kernel RPM/set of modules that is already
available then you are a lot better off. Check to see if the SuSE set
comes with the epst.o module (I think thats the name).
The debian kernel patch can be found at:
> I am using suse 8.0, by the way.
As I say, the best bet is to see if that already has it patched in and
Note: I have had some problems with odd noises coming from the scanner
when I've selected lower resolutions - you have been warned!
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