At last I've gotten my HP3200C scanner to work under Linux. Thanks to
Stefan Voltz (?) for the critical pointers. I'm posting this info both for
current subscribers to linux-parport and for anyone in the future browsing
The HP3200C is a relabelled UMax 1200P, and the critical backend for the SANE
scanner control software is sane-umax_pp (the "pp" standing for "parallel
port"). Here are the necessary steps.
1. Check your BIOS for the setting of your parallel port. If it's set to
ECP/EPP, as mine was, change the setting to EPP. Also note the port address
(in my case, the usual value of 0x378).
2. Edit the file /etc/sane.d/umax_pp.conf as follows:
(a) Set the port (under DEVICES) to 0x378.
(b) Set the model number to 1200 (1600 might also work).
3. Edit the file /etc/sane.d/dll.conf by uncommenting the line umax_pp.
4. Change the permissions of the file /usr/X11R6/bin/scanimage to "+s" so
that it runs with root privileges. (This step might not really be necessary.)
5. Test that the scanner is recognized by issuing the command "scanimage -L".
In my case I got the message:
device `umax_pp:0x378' is a UMAX Astra 1600P flatbed scanner
Paul Abrahams (email@example.com)
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