In article <pan.2003.07.29.13.51.44.133594triad.rr.com>,
Charles Sullivan wrote:If this is the first time you've tried to use the scanner> I have an HP-6200C scanner connected to my
> Red Hat 9 (i386) system via an Advansys
> ABP-960U SCSI card. Although 'dmesg' reports
> that the card and scanner are recognized at
> boot time, the Advansys module (advansys.o)
> is apparently not installed. At least the
> utility 'sane-find-scanner' can't find it.
> (When I first installed the card, 'kudzu'
> popped up and said it was configuring it.)
> What do I need to do to make the system install
> the module at boot time (and hopefully assign
> the device /dev/scanner to it)?
with Linux, you might need to tweak /etc/sane.d/hp.conf to
get it to work. I don't have RH9, but I have used an HP
6300C with RH 6.1-8.0 using SCSI at first and now using
USB. IIRC, there is a how-to on using HP scanners. A
Google or Redhat search should find it.
If the issue is just installing the module at boot time,
then you can do that via /etc/rc.d/rc.local using a modprobe
or insmod command.
If RH9 still uses the old-style highly-populated /dev
directory, you can simply make a symlink from /dev/scanner
to /dev/sg3 or whatever it is. That's basically what I did
when I used SCSI with my scanner. You might need to check
the symlink every once in a while in case some up2date
package overwrites it.
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