Hints for Using the AVA-1502

Microtek scanners tend to ship with a cheap Adaptec AVA-1502(E/AE) ISA-SCSI adapter card. This card *does* work under Linux, but requires a little bit of coaxing.

Here are some hints to help you get started. (If anyone has suggestions for other OS's, or clarifications or embellishments for Linux, I'd be happy to print them here.)

Setting up the hardware

Setting up the driver

Did it work?

The most reliable way to see if this worked is to look in /proc/scsi...

First, try ls /proc/scsi/. You should get something like:

     ~> ls /proc/scsi/
     aha152x  scsi

Good... that means the driver *is* loaded. Now try cat /proc/scsi/scsi to see what it sees:

     ~> cat /proc/scsi/scsi
     Attached devices:
     Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 04 Lun: 00
       Vendor:          Model: Scanner 600      Rev: 1.90
       Type:   Scanner                          ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Somewhere in there you should see "Type: Scanner" for your scanner. Notice how, in this example, a Microtek E6 vaguely and stupidly identifies itself as "Scanner 600".

If you *don't* see your scanner listed, something is wrong. Otherwise, everything is A-OK, as far as the SCSI drivers go. Any further problems are SANE's fault.... :)

Matt Marjanovic, maddog@mir.com, but write to mtek-bugs@mir.com

Last modified: Mon Dec 15 17:16:46 EST 2003
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