Saturday, May 10, 2003

Acer 3300u

For the second weekend in a row, I've successfully geeked on the cheap. I recently bought an Acer 3300U flatbed scanner from the clearance bin. Cost me $10 (actually $30 with a $20 instant rebate which the store still honored). It worked nicely under Windows but I rarely use Windows and wanted it over on the Linux box with all my other toys (some work, some don't).

To make a few hours of pounding short, I basically worked from this. I had to change a few things:

  • "options scanner vendor=0x04a5 product=0x20de" vice "options scanner vendor=0x04a5 product=0x20b0"
  • "firmware /etc/sane.d/u222v062.bin" vice "firmware /usr/local/etc/sane.d/u176v042.bin"
  • and had to tell xsane where to find it --> "xsane snapscan:/dev/usb/scanner0" (autodetect didn't work in this case)

but that's all it took to get it to work under XSane.

Mega-thanks to!!

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