Re: Acer Scanners?

Kevin Charter (
Wed, 6 Oct 1999 09:50:25 -0600 (MDT)

> [Format recovered--see]
> On Monday, 4 October 1999 at 13:32:50 +0200, Dominique Bovey wrote:
> > Hence my choice for a scsi one. ACER has a seemingly good scsi
> > scanner, th Brisa or Prisa 620S (they supply the scsi card) at a
> > reasonable price, which seems to be the scsi version of a parallel
> > one (or the opposite). Anybody knows this brand and can advise me
> > about possible compatibility with existing drivers? If there is some
> > I can be available for beta-testing of the possible modifications.
> Some months ago a driver was released. Kevin Charter (copied) sent
> out a message at the beginning of September saying that he was working
> on it.

Some people have had success getting the Acer 620s to work, and have
submitted patches which are incorporated into the latest version of the
backend, available at

There are some potential problems with nonblocking mode though, so that
is shut of for the Acer in this version of the backend.

Be forwarned: I have no official documentation that says exactly how
compatible the Acer and SnapScan scanners are, so there is no
guarantee that the backend will work perfectly now or ever. Are there
any current Acer users that can describe the experiences they've had?

Good luck,


Kevin Charter      | |

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