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[ale] instruction needed
- Subject: [ale] instruction needed
- From: kilpatms at mindspring.com (Sean Kilpatrick)
- Date: Wed Jan 14 09:47:59 2004
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I'm curious again.
First, the facts.
Needing workable scanning software, I took advice
heard at the Ale meeting last week and downloaded
a (free) copy of Vuescan <http://www.hamrick.com>.
Unpacked the tarball and tried to run the program.
Got an error message about needing the "sg driver."
Having no idea what that might be, I asked my son
for some advice and he offered a number of suggestions.
The easiest to impliment was change ownership and
group for the "sg0" device.
Which I did.
The scanner software now works. Well.
Great program. It costs $50/$80 for the Windows
and Mac versions (personal/professional) but is free
for Linux. It is good enough to pay for. Works with
a huge range of scanners (including high-end film
scanners) on usb, firewire, and SCSI.
My question is simple: what's an "sg" device?
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