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CanoScan N1220U

2002-12-06 1 min read Gadgets marco

Yet another maddening piece of hardware that resists all attempts to make it run under Linux… SANE is kind enough to tell me the chip is a National Semiconductor, and that support is going to be built-in very soon, but I’ve had the unit for two years, now, and still no resolution in sight.

Who’s to blame? Canon and their blind policy of not releasing information? Linux and the lack of central authority? Marco and his attitude towards sitting down and write the friggin’ driver himself?

Well, maybe it’s all of the above. And maybe I should start trying to convince people to use, if not Linux itself, at least software and hardware that runs under Linux. If I had bought an Epson scanner, this would not have happened.

Live and learn…