Scanner, Printer... Sane, imagemagick tuxmobil.org Re: Fax modem? Fax software? Neo as T.38 gateway?
openmoko at robertmichel.de
Wed Jan 31 00:00:20 CET 2007
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, michael at michaelshiloh.com wrote:
> >On 1/30/07, michael at michaelshiloh.com <michael at michaelshiloh.com> wrote:
> >> I'm sure there are portable battery powered USB scanners.
Yes, I own one - this a canon printer with a scanner head - but I don't
know if it suported with Linux - 5 years ago it wasn't. But this
wouldn't be handy because it has a one paper feeder - so you can't
scan a book or a newspaper/magazin in the bibliothek without cutting...
Second, I'm not convinced to have a battery in every device I would
use with the Neo - so a battery powered hub would solve the problem
for a view scans - otherwise a 230V should help.
So it would be interesting to have usb power adapter like
(600mA 4.50 Euro +2.50 chipping)
or with 1000mA for 9 Euro:
and combine this with small (battery powered) hup
- adding an additional port for power in and adding
a charging controll for the battery of the hub
1,5 kg is not realy mobil - but I guess I will look out for
a used Lide 25 scanner (<30Euro, new: 50Euro) which is listed
as "working" in device list of sane develop-cvs:
BTW seperate battery selfpowered eqipement has disadvantages:
- mostly propritary batteries
Halt, when you realy want to spend 350 US$ into a battery powerd
scanner instad of a second Neo:
But consider how many scans you must do with this and if it would
not be cheaper to use a copy shop to scan the documents...
A small sheap, lightwight hand scanner for USB would be interesting....
> >> I suppose Gimp would be a little too heavy for the Neo :-)
> >Yay for geeks. No problem carrying around a powered USB scanner, but
> >the GIMP may "be a little too heavy." Sigh. ;)
My laptop has only 128MB RAM and I can use gimp - so I would not
be surprised to see gimp running on a Neo.
> So no manipulating images after scanning and before faxing. No problem.
> >Meh - you'd only need SANE + XSane/xscanimage anyway.
is a very nice tool, especialy when you will do something
from the shell/remote.. and several times...
E.g. there is a webpage with a rain radar, with
imagemagick you can cut a part of this picture,
maipulate, combine it... and make a weather background
for your Neo every hour...
Does somebody knows something about printing support for a brother
mw-100 (DIN-A7 thermo printer) here is something about a mprint SDK
for linux zaurus - but I can't read japanese and can't find a packet
And a good page for linux on mobil devices and equipment...
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