How do I use my USB-connected Memorex 6136u scanner
on my SuSE 10.3 system? “Yast2 scanner” (and also
“yast scanner”) report that this device is “probably
not supported”. Surely someone somewhere in the
world has figured out how to use this device on a
Linux system. I don’t care whether it is recognized
by yast2, I just want to know how to use the device.
The device is definitely being detected at the
hardware level; here’s the output of /usr/sbin/lsusb:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0461:0346 Primax Electronics, Ltd Memorex Maxx 6136u Scanner
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
and this was even without rebooting the computer.
I connected the cable to a USB port, plugged in the
device, and lsusb recognized it.
Here’s the output of “uname -a”:
Linux m5 184.108.40.206-31-default #1 SMP 2007/09/21 22:29:00 UTC i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
As you can see, I’m using a 2.6.22 kernel, but I’ll
be happy to upgrade to a newer one if I need to.
Here’s the output of “lsmod | grep usb”:
usb_storage 80780 0
scsi_mod 140376 3 sg,sr_mod,usb_storage
usbcore 123372 3 usb_storage,uhci_hcd
ide_core 122948 4 usb_storage,ide_cd,ide_disk,piix
It does not seem to me that anything is missing
from the above.
Here’s the output of “rpm -qa | grep scanner”:
I started out with yast2-scanner-2.15.5-42, but
“yast2 scanner” failed with a message about being
unable to build the scanner database. I upgraded
to yast2-scanner-2.16.10-9.10, and now there are no
such errors, but the program reports that the 6136u
is “probably unsupported”.
It is possible that the device is already working,
and I just don’t know how to use it. What command
does one use to activate a scanner? “Man -k scanner”
reports, “scanner: nothing appropriate”.
Thank you in advance for your replies. Any and all
replies are appreciated. You can reply here, or
contact me using any of the means indicated below.
Jay F. Shachter 6424 North Whipple Street Chicago IL 60645-4111 (1-773)7613784 [email]email@example.com[/email]