Acer 620[SU] (was: Recommended cheap SCSI scanners?)

Greg Lehey (
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 21:04:07 -0400

On Wednesday, 27 October 1999 at 23:31:35 +0100, Allan Third wrote:
> Hi,
>> On Sunday, 24 October 1999 at 11:41:40 +0100, Allan Third wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm looking for a cheap SCSI scanner for use with Linux, hopefully one
>>> which costs less than about 120 UK pounds. I don't know what that
>>> would be in other currencies, but if it's any help for comparison,
>>> here are a couple of the models I've been looking at:
>>> Mustek 1200SP Pro SCSI 70 pounds
>>> Acer 620S 105 pounds
>> I have an Acer 620U. It's quite a reasonable scanner, but beware of
>> getting documents stuck between the glass and the frame. It's almost
>> impossible to remove them again.
> That's the USB model, right? So I take it you haven't got it working
> in Linux yet?

This looks like my message. Yes, that's the USB model. I run
FreeBSD, so when I get it working, it'll be there first.

> Do you/does anyone know which backend to use, and what sort of state
> it's in (for the SCSI model)?

Unfortunately, no. I'm hoping that it will just run SCSI-like
commands over the USB. ISTR somebody said that the behaviour of the P
and S versions was very similar, so there's hope. Unfortunately, I
won't get it working before Christmas.


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