[svlug] Scanner for Linux
jacob at netline.com
Fri Oct 20 14:11:01 PDT 2000
Let me let you into my story behind this a little more...
When I used to work at Circuit City, a while back, I was still
a MS W****** person... therefore, i bought whatever was popular..
i ended up spending about $800 for a printer / scanner / copier
(the HP PSC 500) and I have only got the printer to work in mono mode
and the scanner there isnt a chance in hell it will work. I was unable
to find any driver, let alone compatible (I can only use the HP500C
driver in mono) drivers. So now, i called my old manager, and even though
they dont return things over 30 days, theyre going to give me a store credit.
I want to decide what to do with that store credit, rather what the right
thing to do is. I want something that will work and is a quality product.
Actually i did just find a driver at : http://hpoj.sourceforge.net/download.shtml
but im not even sure i still want this printer...
> begin Jacob Hunter quotation:
> > Anyone know of a parallel port scanner that works with Linux?
> By the way, why a parallel-port scanner? Parallel ports are slow and
> only somewhat standardised. They also pose significant driver problems.
Because I don't have a SCSI card.
> If I needed a scanner, I'd get one of the decent flatbed SCSI models.
> Possibly one of the older HP ScanJets (because I'm cheap).
Well since I don't have a SCSI card, i would end up buying one of those
scanners bundled with a SCSI card. And are those cards usually that great
let alone compatible w/ Linux?
> Quite a lot of people come into Linux community forums and ask "How do I
> do foo?", where foo is something that experienced users would carefully
> avoid trying to do. The community will most often respond to the
> question literally as posed, while wondering quietly to themselves why
> anyone would _want_ to do such a demented thing. So, watch out what you
> ask about; you might get the answer to exactly what you asked, instead
> of the answer you need.
I agree... I am guilty of that frequently
> > Also what InkJets that are currently on the market do you recomend?
> I really meant to recommend a specific page, before. So:
The page is very helpful
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