unseen added devices

Ed Fletcher ed at fletcher.ca
Tue May 3 02:28:36 UTC 2005

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taeb wrote:
| I have been gifted an old scanner (MicroTek SancMaker E3) and an old
| laser printer (HP LaserJet 5MP).  I've looked at various web sites, and
| sane says the scanner is "good" supported, and linuxprinting.org says
| the printer works "perfectly".  I figured I would plug them in, boot,
| and they'd be recognized during boot, and I'd be off to the races.
| There must be more to it than that. :)
| My system: Mac 7300 w/G3 upgrade, running Hoary.
| I plugged the printer into a serial port after verifying the printer
| worked under Mac OS.  When I tried to configure it using the
| gnome->System->Administration->Printing facility, it did not find any
| local printer.  /dev/ttyS[01] are present, but sending a small file to
| them using cat does not produce any output.  dmesg says they were found
| during boot:
| ttyS0 at MMIO 0xf3013020 (irq = 15) is a Z85c30 ESCC - Serial port
| ttyS1 at MMIO 0xf3013000 (irq = 16) is a Z85c30 ESCC - Serial port
| Similary for the scanner -- a scsi device -- gnome's Xsane image scanning
| device does not see it.  It's been a while since I've tried it -- mostly
| trying to get the printer to work -- so I don't recall what all I've
| tried with it.
| I'm guessing that -- at the very least -- I need to load a module or two
| -- but I have not come across the magic document to indicate what I need
| to do.  Any help or pointers to same would be very much appreciated at
| this point.
| Thanks in advance,
| tony

I don't have a Mac, but I would think that adding a printer will be the
same in any case.

When you run the Add Printer tool, does it offer you the choice of a
local printer on a serial port?

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Ed Fletcher
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