Milarepa

This man went green from nourishing only on plants, travelled across the blue sky and forced the poor monk Gambopa to drink beer (or some other alcoholic drink).

This man went green from nourishing only on plants, travelled across the blue sky and forced the poor monk Gambopa to drink beer (or some other alcoholic drink). My old scanner is quite good (A Mustek 1200 CP), although it is extremely slow.

Milarepa

You can buy the book, it is quite funny…

Getting the Old Mustek 1200 CP to work in Ubuntu 7.04

I had an old Mustek 1200 CP scanner standing in the cellar. It had been unemployed for years. I decided, however, to get it going in Ubuntu «Feisty Fawn» on my HP nc6320.

Mustek 1200 CP

I had an old Mustek 1200 CP scanner standing in the cellar. It had been unemployed for years. I decided, however, to get it going in Ubuntu «Feisty Fawn» on my HP nc6320. Here is what to do, if you would like your old retro-scanner to work:

1. Presumably, you already have the Xsane and Sane packages going. (If not, install.)

2. Edit /etc/sane.d/mustek_pp.conf, by uncommenting the right line:

#
# Uncomment/customize to your needs
#
# scanner Mustek-600CP 0x378 cis600
#scanner Mustek-1200CP 0x378 cis1200
# scanner Mustek-1200CP+ 0x378 cis1200+
# scanner Mustek-600-IIIEP 0x378 ccd300
#

3. Edit /etc/sane.d/dll.conf by uncommenting mustek_pp:

mustek
#mustek_pp
mustek_usb

4. Save the following script as /etc/init.d/mustek:

#!/bin/bash
chmod 777 /dev/lp0 # Does it hurt?
chmod 777 /dev/parport0
exit

5. Execute the following commands:

sudo chmod a+x /etc/init.d/mustek
sudo update-rc.d mustek defaults

6. Restart the computer, and the scanner should be found in Gimp and Openoffice or Xsane.

NOTE: If things don’t work, check your BIOS settings. I had to change the parallell port settings to «Standard» on my HP nc6320.