parallel scanner help

Sean Miller sean at
Sat Dec 18 07:31:08 UTC 2004

Sean Miller wrote:

> Anybody any ideas on this one?
> I am trying to get a Primax Colorado Direct 9600 scanner running on 
> Warty. I have downloaded a piece of software called pxscan which is 
> written for this device, have built it using libtiff4 and it runs... 
> unfortunately, it does not seem to be able to see the scanner failing 
> thus:

Oh, forgot to add... if I remove the parallel lead from the scanner the 
symptoms remain the same, which suggests to me that either the scanner 
is dead or the laptop is not sending the messages out down the parallel 
cable at all...


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