Friday, January 3, 2003

HP Photo Scanner

I've been meaning to scan in all the old 3x5 and 4x6 snapshots and find that using a full size USB-based scanner is slow going. This weekend's COMPUSA flyer had the H
P Photo Scanner
for only $49!

Under W2k/W98 it works just fine, but I really want to have this working under Linux. It looks like it may be possible -- the windows software says it isn't a TWAIN but rather a USB mass storage device. Linux (debian/testing) sees it as an unknown storage device. Google hasn't turned up yet...

One drawback is it draws power from the USB cable, but my laptop's USB hub doesn't doesn't supply power. Desktop systems are fine.