Cannon N640P ex Scanner

I have an older laptop which I just migrated to Suse 11.0. It is a Compaq Presario 700 model 742 US. I’m trying to install an older scanner Cannon N640p ex which is a parallel Scanner. Everytime I try to configure it the system does not recognize it, It keep searching for a USB scanner. How can I force it to search for the Paraller port or printer port to find the scanner.

I’m new with Linux so I need to have my hand hold while doing this modification. I been using Ubuntu on all my other computers but Susue seems much stronger and better supported.

Imail your input to RE( Suse) Scanner
rignacioII at g ma il dot com. thnaks