>I have a Visioneer Paperport 3100 scanner which I want to make work under Linux.
>This is the last component of my system that I need to be able to finally ditch
>I have been looking everywhere but have not been able to find drivers for the
>scanner. In fact, strangely, I have not even seen it mentioned in the Linux
If the scanner connects to your computer's parallel port you are almost
certainly out of luck. Linux favours SCSI scanners and will work with
many varieties. I use an Agfa Snapscan 310 very successfully. There is
some support for certain parallel port scanners, HP being a case in
point, but very few.
If your Paperport is SCSI, you will need SANE, the Linux equivalent of
TWAIN. Have a look in your Linux distribution's ftp site for the file,
or the SANE web site, http://www.mostang.com/sane/ - Visioneer may or
may not be supported.
Debian Linux v.2.0