HP scanner: doubly on-topic!

From: Patrick Finnegan <pat_at_computer-refuge.org>
Date: Fri Nov 5 15:00:16 2004

On Friday 05 November 2004 15:50, Tom Jennings wrote:
> I just acquired an old (on-topic)(I think) HP 9195A
> flatbed scanner... because it has an ADF (Automatic Document
> Feed). Likely it's only 300dpi monochrome, but I want it only
> for mass-scanning of (on-topic) crufty docs. (I have a nice,
> newish flatbed 2**20 color, 2petapixel/inch scanner I paid
> nearly $20 for, 15 minutes ago, but it requires a hairy meat
> arm to feed it sheets.)
> I found & downloaded the sj121en1.exe driver, which is the
> most-recent version, for Win95. I don't have a Win95 machine
> (I actually own zero win/dos computers) but bought a loaded
> Dell P120 for such things.
> My questions are all obvious:
> * has anyone used this scanner on linux? (parallel interface, mind
> you) * does it work under wine, vmware, dosemu?
> * Will it work under WinXP? Win98? DOS?

I've used other HP scanners on Linux, but they were all SCSI interface
ones. Check out SANE at http://www.sane-project.org/. They've got a
list of supported scanners. As well, you'll need to know what the
"real" name, not HP model #, of your scanner is (eg. ScanJet 4c) in
order to find it on the list.

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