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:
4. Save the following script as /etc/init.d/mustek:
chmod 777 /dev/lp0 # Does it hurt?
chmod 777 /dev/parport0
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.