Subject: Re: USB scanners?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/19/1999 21:30:55
Jukka Marin wrote:

> Hello,
> I've been thinking of buying a scanner (yeah, for maybe 10 years now ;-) and
> I saw a HP ScanJet 4100C (with USB interface) in a shop today.  I disklike
> parallel port scanners and I think SCSI bus is a bit more critical when
> long cables are used, so USB sounds like a good solution.  But - does NetBSD
> support such devices?

Well, scanners have not been standardized yet, so there is no driver.
The Linux people seem to have reverse engineered the HP protocol
to a large extent.  You could have a look at their driver and port it to NetBSD. :)


        -- Lennart