HP ScanJet 4100c?
kline at tao.thought.org
Fri Dec 16 20:31:13 PST 2005
On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 08:19:21PM -0500, Anish Mistry wrote:
> On Friday 16 December 2005 08:02 pm, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Guys, is this my big opportunity or what! :-)
> > A friend bought an HP ScanJet 4100c for $15. For unknoen
> > reason, it does not work wsith W-XP, but might this work
> > with FBSD?
> > Otherwise, I'm looking for a scanner with OCR-ware. For
> > either my W2K box or FBSD. I finally do have the book I'm
> > aiming to scan; I don;t know what happened to my friend
> > with the microfiche of this text. Zero reply.
> > Is there anybody in the Western WA locale who'd be willing
> > to lend me scanner with OCR software or tell me what to
> > buy that works with FBSD. For $15, it's worth asking about.
> Check out if sane supports it. I'm in a similar situation with a HP
> Scanjet 6200C. The driver on the HP isn't actually a driver so the
> scanner is useless in Windows. I booted into FreeBSD, kldload
> uscanner, and started xsane, it worked perfectly. I haven't tried
> the OCR part of xsane, but it should work.
Whoa, the online sane docs say that 4100C is supported. The next
obstacle is the USB jack. Even my 1999 test e-machine has a usb
thing hidden somewhere in front. This box, tao, is a barebones
box I built in 08/2001; so I'm sure it's got a usb port
Do I have to build it into the kernel or what? IOW, what's the
deal with USB stuff? I've had enough headbanging with ye olden
COM ports. But it's time to get my fingers wet.
PS: FWIW: my friend said that something-OCR was built-in.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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