In message <200301291738.MAA07945@taurus.phy.ulaval.ca>, email@example.com
>I am running Mandrake 7.2 with a 2 Gig Jaz drive connected to the
>parallel port with a Jaz Traveller. Everything works fine (with
>the ppa module defined as the scsi adaptor in the modules.conf file).
>My questions are:
>(1) Can I use the Jaz traveller (with the cable, I
>presume, since I have seen it described as an ``active'' cable,
>whatever this means...) to connect another SCSI device to the
>parallel port. In my case I have in mind an Agfa scanner, the
>Snapscan 600 model. Any particular care to take or configuration
>files to modify? Since the Jaz drive (with Traveller)
>is /dev/sda, I presume the same would apply to the scanner?
I am assuming that the Jaz drive itself is a 'standard' SCSI external
drive and the the Jaz Traveller is a gadget that connects to the
parallel port and then provides a SCSI connection for the Jaz drive. If
this is the case, yes, it *should* work with any SCSI device. This
assumes that Iomega has not done something strange and wonderful.
The scanner, however is NOT a disk drive and thus won't should up as
/dev/sda. It will show up as /dev/sg<mumble> (/dev/sgX == *generic*
SCSI device.) You'll need the XSANE and SANE packages, which includes drivers
and GIMP plugins for most SCSI scanners.
>(2) The Iomega documentation mentions a Parallel Port Accelerator
>(for Windows only ...), which gives a faster transfer rate. Is there
>such a thing under linux?
Is there some reason you cannot just get yourself a real live SCSI
controller board? You won't need a partitularly fancy one for a
scanner. Actually, most SCSI scanners come with a simple SCSI card.
>(3) I have searched the archives and did find
>one relevant message, however it goes back to 1998 (from David
>Campbell) and was wondering if there is more up to date
>info on that. There seems to be plenty of web references (ex:
>to David Campbell at torque.net) with inexistent links.
>If anybody has better up-to-date links/info...
>Any help/hint will be appreciated. I am new on the list and
>apologize if any of this is considered trivial.
>Thanks in advance,
>(out in cold Quebec City -- -27 C or -21 F last night...)
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