Re: [PARPORT] Parallel Port Scanners

Patrick Bauer (
Tue, 5 May 1998 23:30:06 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Dave... so you're saying that the Scanner could be a SCSI scanner...
but with parallel ports... it also has what looks like a game port on the
back... that could have something to do with SCSI... i'm wondering if i
can use that port to connect to a SCSI card directly... well... i will try
those drivers u were talking about..


On Wed, 6 May 1998, David Campbell wrote:

> > Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 11:57:17 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: Patrick Bauer <>
> > To:
> > Subject: [PARPORT] Parallel Port Scanners
> > Has anyone gotten a Parallel Port Scanner to work in linux ?
> Not that I know of. Lot of queries though.
> > The Scanner in question is a Microtek ScanMaker E3 Plus. The SANE
> > Scanner Package supports this scanner, but only mentions SCSI.
> Sounds like the scanner has a parallel port to SCSI convertor. If you
> could find out what the interface chip is then you *might* be in luck.
> Check the following link for some existing parallel to scsi drivers:
> You should find references to the following drivers:
> Driver Manufacturer
> ===============================
> 1) t348 Adaptec
> 2) t358 Adaptec
> 3) epsa Shuttle Technology (older hardware)
> 3) epst Shuttle Technology
> Hopefully one of these should load and provide you with SCSI access to
> your scanner (via the parallel port). There are another two parallel to
> scsi drivers for Linux but are (as far as I know) only found in Iomega
> products (ppa and imm drivers).
> Currently I am overloaded with driver development work (fixing up ZIP Plus
> driver, parport chipset probe routines) to do help if the interface is
> "none of the above".
> David Campbell
> =======================================================
> "All parallel ports are equal - Some are more equal than others"

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