Re: Problem with ancient Mustek Paragon MFS-600CX

From: Henning Meier-Geinitz (
Date: Thu Dec 07 2000 - 13:35:16 PST

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    On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 01:02:12PM +0100, Georg Schmidt wrote:
    > I have an old Mustek Paragon MFS-600CX (3-pass) which worked great
    > for years with SuSE Linux 5.0-6.1 and sane. Now I stupidly decided
    > to upgrade (i.e. new install) to SuSE Linux 7.0 which comes with
    > kernel 2.2.16 and sane 1.0.2.

    Please get a current version of SANE. 1.0.3 is the current stable
    version, 1.0.4 will be released in about two weeks. If I remember
    correctly, there was a bug concerning 3-pass scanners in xscanimage.
    Quite some bugfixes for the Mustek backend went into SAANE 1.0.3.

    You can get the source code from .
    The Mustek backend homepage is at

    Are you sure that this scanner is called 600CX? I have only seen a
    MSF-6000 CX until now. When you have installed the new SANE, please
    send to me the result (dbg.out) of

    SANE_DEBUG_MUSTEK=255 scanimage -L 2>dbg.out

    > Up to now, I used the scanner with the primitive NCR53c400 controller
    > which was shipped with it. When I found some timeout warings from
    > this card in the logfiles, I suspected some low-level SCSI problem
    > with the new kernel and repaced the card by an Adaptec AHA-1510.
    > But this changed noting on the behaviour of the scanner.

    Maybe the timeout values are lower with 2.4.x. I think I have seen
    similar problems but haven't look to closely at this until now.

    > I know, one solution would be to throw away the scanner and buy a
    > new one, but sice it has been serving me for years and it has a
    > larger scanarea compared to the new models I still like it and would
    > be very happy if it would be possible to convince it to
    > work again properly.

    My 6000CX works quite fine for me.


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