Microtek ScanMaker 35t+

Microtek ScanMaker 35t+

Post by henk van der knaa » Tue, 27 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Dear Readers,

I have been trying to use a Microtek Scanmaker 35 plus under Linux with
the Sane software package. My Microtek Scanmaker II works without any
problems whatsoever, when I use scanimage or xscanimage with Gimp. But I
have not been able to get the Scanmaker 35 plus to work. I use Debian 2.1.
I have an AVA 1502 SCSI card.

When I boot up I get the following kernel messages:

(egcs-1.1.1 release)) #2 Sun Apr 11 11:30:31 NZST 1999

aha152x: BIOS test: passed, detected 1 controller(s)
aha152x0: vital data: PORTBASE=0x140, IRQ=11, SCSI ID=7, reconnect=enabled,
parity=enabled, synchronous=disabled, delay=100, extended translation=disabled
aha152x: trying software interrupt, ok.
scsi0 : Adaptec 152x SCSI driver; $Revision: 1.7 $
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: Microtek  Model: ScanMaker 35t+    Rev: 1.40
  Type:   Scanner                            ANSI SCSI revision: 01 CCS
Detected scsi generic sga at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0

parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,PS2]
parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
ppa: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.2.x)
ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use PS/2
ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using PS/2
scsi1 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
scsi : 2 hosts.
  Vendor: IOMEGA    Model: ZIP 100           Rev: D.09
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02

This means that the scanner is obvioulsy being detected.

find-scanner gives the following result:
find-scanner: found scanner "Microtek ScanMaker 35t+ 1.40" at device
find-scanner: found scanner "Microtek ScanMaker 35t+ 1.40" at device /dev/sg0
find-scanner: found scanner "Microtek ScanMaker 35t+ 1.40" at device /dev/sga
sga is a symbolic link to /dev/sg0

mtekscan -I gives the following information:
Vendor/model: Microtek ScanMaker 35t+  
Firmware revision no. 1.40, device type 06.
SCSI firmware version: 3.1, scanner firmware version: 9.9
Response data format: 0x01
Resolution selection stepsize: 1% 5%
Supported scanning modes: Lineart Halftone Multi-Bit Color Transparencies Negative
One-pass color scanning supported
12 built-in halftone patterns, pattern downloading supported
Scanner is edge feed type
Huffman data compression: no, Read data compression: no
Frame & paper length setting units: 1/8"  pixels
Max. document size code is 0x80 - 35.00 x 35.00 mm
14 contrast settings, 12 exposure time settings
Model code : 0x62 (unknown model code)
F/W does support document feeder,
F/W does support feeder/backtracking enable/disable
Feeder is not installed
Type / Location code is unknown (0x02)
Transparency illuminator is not installed
Expanded resolution range: yes
Shadow/highlight adjustment supported, midtone adjustment supported
Gamma adjustment look-up table size: 1024 bytes
Max. value: 1023 (entry length 2 bytes)
Fast color prescan supported, data transfer format select not supported
Color data sequencing: Line by line, non-R-G-B sequence, with data headers
Three pass scanning supported
MODE SELECT 1 and MODE SENSE 1 command supported
cntr_vals = 14, min_cntr = -42, max_cntr = 49
exp_vals = 14, min_exp = -18, max_exp = 21
Supported multi-bit data formats: 4 bpp  8 bpp  
Offset adjustment (digital brightness control) supported
Linearization table can not be disabled
Start-of-scan recalibration function can be disabled

I do apologize if I I have taken too much of your time. Both scanimage and
xscanimage report that there is no Sane devive. Does somebody have any
suggestion how I might get Sane to work for the Microtek Scanmaker plus.
Or has is somebody using this scanner successfully. By the way the scanner
works without any problems under Windows95, so the scanner has no defects.

I would be grateful for any help.

Regards Henk

Henk van der Knaap,
92 Halswell Junction Road,
Christchurch, New Zealand.
Phone/fax 64 3 3229185

Operating system is Linux Debian 2.1