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Nobody was able to use CanoScan N640P?
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Spaccafumo


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb 2011, 16:34    Post subject:  Nobody was able to use CanoScan N640P?  

Is it really impossible to make CanoScan N640P work in Puppy?
What scanner in this world (parallel or usb) works?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb 2011, 16:45    Post subject:  

Go to /etc/sane.d and open the file dll.conf.

Uncomment the line canon_pp.

Try Xsane again.
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Spaccafumo


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Feb 2011, 17:18    Post subject: /etc/sane.d/dll.conf  

Several month ago i uncommented the line canon_pp whithout success.
Anyway one day or another i'll take up again the scanner from the cellar
to continue efforts to make it work. So i'll keep you informed soon.
Saluti.

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Spaccafumo


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PostPosted: Fri 08 Mar 2013, 12:46    Post subject: CanoScanN64P
Subject description: Backend canon.pp found on this forum (pet).
 

I found the backend. Four windows on the desktop. None of them works.
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Mar 2013, 16:04    Post subject:  

Your second image shows that SANE has correctly detected the scanner.

1. Check your BIOS. The parallel port needs to be in ECP mode.

2. See the discussion here about the "force-nibble" option.

3. Maybe after sitting in your cellar for two years, the scanner doesn't work any more.
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Spaccafumo


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jan 2014, 01:30    Post subject: Success!
Subject description: Check your BIOS. The parallel port needs to be in ECP mode.
 

Check your BIOS. The parallel port needs to be in ECP mode. !!!!!!
Many thanks. It works so well in xane as in peasyscan (puppyprecise 7.1)
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jan 2014, 19:21    Post subject:  

eeeemmmmm, yeah, say did some one tell you about the ECP mode in BIOS.. Also we need you to come in to work on Sunday Laughing Yeah, all right then...
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jan 2014, 19:29    Post subject:  

Ted Dog wrote:
eeeemmmmm, yeah, say did some one tell you about the ECP mode in BIOS.. Also we need you to come in to work on Sunday Laughing Yeah, all right then...

Please explain.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jan 2014, 19:34    Post subject:  

Based on a IT manager in a movie called office space he repeats what others said .... then piles on more work..

classic IT movie and very close to how IT is done in Austin TX where/when its was filmed..

Also worked with the directors sister... in San Antonio
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