Subject: Re: USB scanners?
To: Soren S. Jorvang <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/19/1999 18:36:32
On Tue, Oct 19, 1999 at 03:44:05PM +0200, Soren S. Jorvang wrote:
> I don't know of any USB scanners that use class drivers, so unless
> you can convince some vendor to give you programming documentation,
> you are out of luck for the time being.

Hmph.. So "USB" means "Useless Serial Bus" ?

> > (I'd also like to know whether IDE CD-RW drives (like HP 8210i, 8100i, and
> > 7570i) work with NetBSD.. saw those, too ;-)
> Again, you really want SCSI :-), but ATAPI CD-RW drives also work 
> with NetBSD using pkgsrc/sysutils/cdrecord-current .

What good does SCSI do here (I'm having problems with the NCR SCSI adapter
even now, maybe it would just get worse with yet another special device ;) ?

If the IDE drives are less reliable, then SCSI is better, I guess..