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[filmscanners] Re: connecting scanner to computer



patton paul wrote:

> Are my worries about possible incompatibilities warrented?  Am I safer in
> this regard to stick with a SCSI card? Is it likely
> that a SCSI to firewire converter would be compatible with Linux?

I've had no trouble at all getting Advansys PCI SCSI cards to work with
Mandrake (7 & 8), they just get detected and sort themselves out. Which is
just as well, given my thin Linux know-how. I'd suspect a firewire
converter is asking for trouble, though,  unless you know drivers exist. So
also is a long SCSI cable. I've never seen one >~2' and I believe length
is electrically critical.

Regards

Tony Sleep - http://www.halftone.co.uk
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