Hi Deano,
I am still trying to sort this out but sadly I have no older version of openSUSE working anywhere which might have shown me what driver I was using which worked with Scanlite.

Meanwhile trying the printer on windoze machine it didn't work on 64 bit machine and I was not able to get a 32bit setup to work on windoze on which I know even less than on linux. It occurs to me that the problem could be that much of what I have been doing presumes 64 bit system and I wonder if that is the source of the problem in that the firmware is only designed to work on 32 bit software. Is this idea worth investigating?