On Saturday 02 June 2007 06:48:46 pm Roland Smith wrote: > On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 03:15:22PM -0600, Andrew Falanga wrote: > > Hi everybody, > > > > What scanners are best used with FreeBSD? I'm hoping for one that I > > can use in both Windoze and FreeBSD. Preferably, one that is USB. > > I've never configured a scanner for FreeBSD before and would like > > recommendations on hardware before purchasing. > > Look at the website for the SANE (acanner access now easy) project. If > it is listed there, it will probably work; > > http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#SCANNERS > > I've had good experiences with Epson scanners, but mine is several years > old, and you can't buy them anymore. > > If you have a specific model in mind, google for it's name in > combination with SANE, to see if it comes up on the SANE mailing > list. E.g. they've gotten the cheap Epson Perfection V10 working recently; > http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2006-November/017993.ht >ml
Also keep in mind that SANE can use libusb for scanner access even if said scanner is not supported by FreeBSD's uscanner. I have an Epson CX4800 scanner/printer/cardreader. If I don't have ulpt or umass in the kernel, the scanner works fine via libusb. I assume for a standalone scanner the multifunction strangeness wouldn't be an issue. JN _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"