[Visioneer OneTouch 7300] was: Re: "Nice legs, pity about the face"

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 3 20:30:57 UTC 2012

On 03/03/2012 09:44 AM, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:19:49 +0100
> Gilles Gravier <ggravier at fsfe.org> wrote:
>> Hi, Cybe,
>> On 03/03/2012 18:13, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>> > I have a Visioneer OneTouch 7300 USB (flatbed scanner) that I'd like
>> > to use with Linux. Can you give me any hints at all as to how to get
>> > this done? I have the original CD but it is Winduhs-only apparently.
>> > Cybe R. Wizard -oh, yeah; it works just fine with Winduhs 
>> (X-)Sane, with the driver / backend for chipset : gt6816
>> Have a look at : http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/
>> Gilles.
> From the site:
> "Firmware is the name of the firmware file that was provided by the
> vendor."  That firmware file is, "Cis3r5b1.fw."
> I do have the Winduhs-only CD for scanner installation but after
> spending some time looking it over I can't seem to find that file
> anywhere on the CD.  
> Cybe R. Wizard

You found it in 2007...

Luckily, the CD had a Scansoft directory that contained a Frontends
sub-directory wherein I found the program, fe32.exe. Running that with
WINE gave me the Windows installation and loaded the proper driver
into /home/cybe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Visioneer OneTouch and
there it was; Cis3r5b1.fw, the driver I needed.
A little sudo gedit, open /usr/local/etc/gt68xx.conf and following the
directions there and on
got the scanner up and running.

There are some success reports with using WINE to install the Windows
driver. The installation crashes but the firmware file can be retrieved
from windows/System32/Drivers/ (or windows/) nevertheless. It may depend
on the wine version, one success report was with Codeweavers WINE.

And given your "Cybe R. Wizard -oh, yeah; it works just fine with
Winduhs", you should be able to find the firmware file in Windows
without having to resort to WINE.

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