All-in-one printer/scanner dilemma
Hans Petter Selasky
hselasky at freebsd.org
Wed May 16 19:23:32 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 16 May 2007 19:23, Mikhail T. wrote:
> I'm looking to replace the aging (and underperforming) HP "all-in-one"
> with a new device. ConsumerReports recommends Brother's offerings, such
> as DCP-7020. The device appears supoprted by both ghostscript (printing)
> and sane (scanning), but connects to the computer via a single USB
> cable, which is the problem...
> Last time I checked, having a "ulpt" and a "uscanner" devices on top of
> the same actual wire was not possible. Is that still the case, and if it
> is, what are my options?
You mean "ulpt" and "ugen" on top?
Yes, that is still a problem. But it will be fixed in the new USB stack in not
too many weeks :-)
> The only work-around available a year ago was to:
> 1. Disconnect the unit.
> 2. kldunload one of the two drivers (ulpt or uscanner).
> 3. kldload the other (uscanner or ulpt).
> 4. Reconnect the unit.
> Really, the OS should be able to handle this on its own...
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