Of course, brilliantly enough, the support.logitech.com server was down when I
checked just now.
> > > The other way out would be to find someone who writes a driver. The parallel
> > > port is something which is easy to monitor and hopefully the protocol spoken
> > > is not too complex, so reverse-engeneering from the data on the bus shouldn't
> > > be too hard.
> > Heh. Not to hard for someone who knows what they're doing. _I_, on the other
> > hand, am completely clueless when it comes to driver-writing. So, while I'm
> > willing to do as much as I'm able, I'd need some help in that department.
> I will gladly try to help, if you want to take the challenge, but you will
> need at least basic knowledge of electronics and how to wield a soldering iron
> if you want to monitor the parallel port in hardware or a solid knowledge
> of WinDoze drivers to do it on the software-side.
> If this is not the case, you should try to find somebody who thinks (s)he can
> do it. The problem is, that you need to have the hardware handy to write a
> driver. I and David can probably fill your ears for some hours with stories
> about "blind-flight-driver-development" ... ;-)
Well, unfortunately, knowledge of electronics isn't passed in the genes. I might convince my Dad to help out on that end, but he lives four hours away, and we visit for a weekend a month. Besides, I'm still trying to complete his linux upgrade, and I don't think he's up for another bout of craziness yet. I might be able to get a parallel-port-monitoring-thingy out of him if he's got the time, though.
As for Windoze, I gave up that nasty, smelly habit some time ago, and never did know anything about its drivers... I've got the hardware handy, and the they say that necessity is the mother of invention, but I get the feeling that reality is working against me.
I'll certainly write to Logitech and see if I can get the specs on the scanner, but I won't know what to do with the information if/when I get it without a good deal of guidance.
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Bi sythes has wont therinne
And oft bothe blisse and blunder
Ful skete has skyfted synne.
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