Notes for USB Scanners
This are some personal notes about learning how to use a scanner in ArcaOS on 2021.
- ArcaOS 5.0.6
- USB Drivers (included in ArcaOS)
USB scanners in ArcaOS and OS/2 works using USBRESMG.SYS as a driver. This is the OS/2 USB Resource Manager driver that works to connect different USB devices. It is not an specific driver for scanner, but a driver to allow you to communicate with different USB devices.
Tame/2 has the USBRESMG driver within it's installer, but ArcaOS may have a newer version available on x:\OS2\BOOT.
For my test I will try to make an Epson Multi function printer that has an USB scanner.
A little USB test First
I plugged the Epson L4150 multifunction printer first and did a "lsusb" just to be sure the device is recognized as an USB device. It showed me:
[X:\]lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04b8:1135 Seiko Epson Corp.
I think that the first recommended thing will to use SANE and only SANE to test if your scanner is working and supported.
- Install SANE.
I'm going the easy way here installing "sane-backend" from the Netlabs RPM using "yum" command line or "[[ANPM]"
yum install sane-backend
After that install you need to add to your config.sys file:
Where "x" is the drive of you ArcaOS installation, usually "C".
Now you need to determine the 'backend' that SANE needs for your scanner. You get this from 'Scanimage -L'. Example:
device `snapscan:libusb:001:002' is a EPSON EPSON Scanner1 flatbed scanner device `epson2:net:192.168.21.201' is a Epson PID 110B flatbed scanner
You can also get the log like:
scanimage -v 1>output.pnm 2>debugoutput.txt
- Install Tame/2. I'm using Paul Smedly's repacked version.
Since this machine has ArcaOS with some update USB drivers I didn't isntall USBRES and USBCALLS. Arca Noae already has it.