Re: Umax 600s/Adaptec 2906 trouble

From: Rod Pike (
Date: Wed Dec 27 2000 - 05:34:33 PST

  • Next message: Mark Stewart: "Re: Umax 600s/Adaptec 2906 trouble"

    On Tue, Dec 26, 2000 at 04:38:41PM -0500, Mark Stewart wrote:
    > Hi all,
    > I'm working on getting my Umax Atra600s working with my Linux box using a
    > cheap Adaptec 2906 SCSI PCI card. I tried the version of SANE that was
    > installed along with my distro Mandrake 7.1 ( version 1.0.2) as well as
    > building the 1.0.3 release from source. In both cases I was able to make the
    > scanner start to scan--the mechanism moved--but immediately thereafter it
    > halted and the scanimage program would hang. The scanner light flashed
    > rapidly, only stopping when I restarted it.
    > The Adaptec card is listed (sort of) on Mandrake's supported hardware page
    > (it claims to support Adaptec AHA-29xx PCI which I've assumed, perhaps
    > wrongly, is a match for my Adaptec 2906). Kudzu also seemed to recognize the
    > card when I first installed it although it thinks it's a "Adaptec|AHA-7850".
    > Its message in /var/log/message was "kudzu: aliased scsi-hostadapter1 as
    > aic7xxx". Harddrake agrees with this. I'm pretty sure I am hitting the right
    > SCSI channel; /dev/scanner is symlinked from /dev/sga. /dev/sg0 is also
    > linked to /dev/scanner. Finally, I'm using a good, short SCSI cable
    > connected directly to the scanner with nothing else on the chain.
    And both the 2906 and the scanner are terminated....right?

    Rod Pike
    rodneyp @

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