[rescue] New(old) scanner

Brian Howe bwhowe at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 13:43:20 CST 2004

Can't help with the SCSI bit, however if you install SANE and GIMP on
the machine, you can export the display and use it remotely that way.
Have a UMAX 1200 SCSI on a Linux/BSD box at home and it was literally
plug-and-play as far as setup went... who know Linux could be user
friendly? :)


On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:30:25 -0500, Phil Stracchino
<alaric at caerllewys.net> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I've just been given a UMAX narrow-SCSI flatbed scanner as part of some
> hardware trading.
> I don't have an external narrow-SCSI port on babylon5, nor a SCSI
> wide-to-narrow adapter, nor an extra PCI narrow-SCSI controller.  I do,
> however, have a Sparcstation LX with narrow SCSI, running OpenBSD.
> Does anyone know a way I could connect the scanner to the LX and share
> it to other *nix machines over the network?
> Alternatively, does anyone have a spare narrow-SCSI PCI controller lying
> around unused?
> (I wish I'd thought further ahead on this ...  I'd probably have hung
> onto the QLogic SCSI controller I just sold to Dan Duncan.)
> One more option:  Anyone have any experience with, or recommendations
> for, a USB2.0-to-SCSI adapter?  I have extra USB ports just about coming
> out of my ears.
> ('Course, they're not cheap....  but it would have the advantage of
> portability.)
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