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Re: Scanner's firmware HOWTO and suggestions for improving user's experience with scanners



On Saturday, 06 December 2008 at 23:53, Jean Francois Martinez wrote:
[...]
> Suggestions:
> 
> In completely ideal world fedora would procide the firmware files and
> everything would just work but I guess Epson's licensing (copy, give,
> don't disassemble, don't sell) is a NO-NO 
> 
> 
> If Fedora can't provide the formware then perhaps we could provide that
> ewhen sane fails to drive a scanner its error message points to firmware
> and towards a file  telling the above.

We could probably ship the firmware in RPMFusion. If you're not interested
in maintaining a firmware package then I'll see if I can do it myself or find
someone else who will.

> A less ambitious proposition would be:
> -to include the above text in sane's doc
> -Modify the /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf so it points the user to the
> file in the preceeding alinea
> -the directory /usr/share/sane/snapscan should be part of the xsane
> package

File a bug, please.

> -The firmware line in /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf should not point towards
> your-firmware-file.bin in the /etc/share/sane.d/snapcan but towards
> snapscan.bin and, when user powers on the scan it would be udev's work
> to make a snapcan.bin sumbolic link pointing towards the right firmware
> file.

File a bug, please.

Regards,
R.

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