Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

I broke my effing scanner

I think I broke it by plugging in the Firewire backwards. The jack was effing sprung. But I can’t get the thing recognized either Firewire or USB now.

It’s an old scanner that I got used, an Epson Perfection 2450. I just ordered its effing successor, the V500, for which I’ll need to use an outside-the-SANE-project driver, because it’s got a different protocol. I notice the driver version that is in Gentoo portage is a bit dated, but maybe it works fine and maybe I can use the newer version that I already downloaded from the Avasys site.

I should be able to get up to 6400-dpi scans with the new one, except that’s a whole effing lot of data. Maybe with different settings in GIMP (in particular, fewer undoes) it would be practical, though painful.

I ordered fast shipping even though I could get Super-Saver; it’s got to do with my OCD. I fret painfully.

I hope this effing works, particularly on my effing amd64 chip. (I notice some of the third-party software requires a 32-bit CPU.)

It’s conceivable I busted the Firewire port on the motherboard, but I suspect not. Won’t need it for the new scanner, anyway.

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