punosevac at math.arizona.edu
Thu Dec 6 00:59:26 PST 2007
Jason C. Wells wrote:
> Does this represent the state of the art in scanners under FreeBSD?
> Any other up to the minute tips on purchasing a scanner? Does
> 7.0-RELEASE present any new issues?
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That article is very well written. The only thing that is not emphasized
enough is that lots of scanners do require firmware (binary blobs)
that you have to extract from M$ .cab files. (You will need to use
/usr/ports/archievers/cabextract program to do so).
You definitely want to look very carefully the list of supported devices
before you make a purchase.
I do believe that Epson scanners are probably best solutions for
I use Epson Perfection 1670 and it works like a charm. Unfortunately it
does require binary blob which might be something you want to avoid.
The another option is to look the list of devices supported by HPLIP
drivers. HPLIP drivers enable full functionality of many all-in-one HP
products and also HPLIP can unlock some HP flat bad scanners that where
problematic in the past.
Bottom line is that you have to do your homework.
If you need step by step instructions how to install scanner you might
contact me via private mail.
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