[oclug] Linux Advocacy... Sort of
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Fri Apr 6 23:23:40 EDT 2007
On Fri, 06 Apr 2007 18:08:41 -0400
Fred Williams <unclefred at fredwilliams.ca> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-06-04 at 17:28 -0400, chris h wrote:
> > On Friday 06 April 2007 15:14, Fred Williams wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > Perhaps there are too many distros and not enough concerted effort
> > > on
> > > one good comprehensive system. Heck, I'd be happy if I could just
> > > have a list of scanners that are supported and I could buy a new one
> > > with confidence that it would work.
> > See the following before your buy your next scanner:
> > http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html
> Been there. Done that. It says my scanner is supported and works
> but it doesn't.
Part of the problem, is that companies will change the guts of hardware,
update their drivers, and not inform anyone that this is the case.
Certainly I can't blame someone, in a competitive marketplace, for
sourcing the best priced chip/parts that will do the job. However, it
would be nice if they were _talkative_ at some level about this. I can't
count how many projects I've been involved in, where item $x had a new
chipset, yet same model number. Oh joy. :(
I don't see that as a problem though, from looking at the Sane page. I
have no idea of your competence with Linux, but it could easily be that
some after-plugin user configuration is required.
Still, your point is taken. It would be quite nice if it just worked.
We're getting close, though. Just the new udev system and changes to
recent kernels alone, really are making a big difference.
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