Solved

Installing Centronics (Parrallel port) Scanner

Posted on 2006-10-28
1
273 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi my friend has SUSE 10.0 installed and two centronics interfaces.

The original connector has been disabled in the bios so I think the guy who originally owned the computer had a problem with it.

I'm asking for some complete instructions as to how to install an Canon N640P ex Lide scanner on a Packard Bell computer.  And using the added Centronics interface.

Andreas
0
Comment
Question by:AndreasHagen
1 Comment
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
noci earned 500 total points
ID: 17829036
Well parallel ports are defined, ==> look for messages in the kernel logs
or look for loading a module for the parallel port.
This should load the parport driver:
modprobe parport

also a specific driver might be needed I will guess you use a generic pc:

modprobe partport_pc

it might be worthwile to try to do

modprobe parport_probe

to find the exact config for your system.
See also doc: http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/parport.txt

---



After that works you will need to install & configure sane-backends and sane-frontends and gimp to top it off.
(those are fairly common packages so they should be already available).

The sane backend is the one that needs configuration to allow it to find the right
.dll for your scanner. To get more info:
http://www.sane-project.org/

It also has info about supported scanners etc.
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Best way to virtualise a remote Linux server 2 67
Why isn't object file created? 6 59
Choosing CentOS 16 81
Why  my code (program) build with old compiler? 11 47
Introduction We as admins face situation where we need to redirect websites to another. This may be required as a part of an upgrade keeping the old URL but website should be served from new URL. This document would brief you on different ways ca…
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question