two steps forward one step back
kerry at gotss.net
Tue Dec 11 20:13:03 EST 2001
Looks like a memory mapped NCR53c580 or similar.
Look at the hp website if you want to run the scanner in a modern environment.
On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 03:13:18PM -0500, Charles Hallenbeck wrote:
> The interface card has a 25 pin female socket and the scanner has a
> Centronics connector. I can use the original connecting cable
> interchangeably with a standard printer cable. The interface card has an
> I/O address which makes it appear like lpt2 (or lp1) to the OS, and in DOS
> there is a memory mapped region just above video memory that needs to be
> shielded from reassignment by emm386.
> On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Kerry Hoath
> > The 2+ has a 25-pin port on the interface card but
> > you can get cables that go from whatever to 25-pin. Does t he scanner have 25-pin female
> > on the back of it? I have seen cables that go from centronics
> > to 25-pin no worries in fact I have one hear for my HP 3P.
> > Regards, Kerry.
> > On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 10:22:14AM -0500, Charles Hallenbeck wrote:
> > > I am glad to know DOS runs on your system, John - that meas there has got
> > > to be a way for it run here, so I will pursue that angle.
> > >
> > > Steve - this flat bed scanner is a very old one which requires a
> > > proprietary interface card. The card looks like a printer port, and the
> > > connecting cable is a standard printer cable. So a PCI/SCSI card will
> > > probably not help. I need a new scanner, and if I do that I will probably
> > > just get on board with the Linux development efforts. But it will all have
> > > to wait until after the holiday bills come in.
> > >
> > > Visit me at http://www.mhonline.net/~chuckh
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