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uscannerUSB scanner support

uscanner* at uhub?

The uscanner driver provides minimal support for USB scanners. The driver recognizes a number of USB scanners, but to actually scan anything there needs to be software that knows about the particular scanner. The SANE package provides support for some scanners.

For multifunction USB devices such as scanner/printer/card readers, this driver only attaches to the USB interface that controls the scanner. For the other USB interfaces separate drivers are needed, such as ulpt(4) and umass(4).

The uscanner driver works with the following scanners:

Many other scanners are recognized, but there is no software support for them yet.

intro(4), uhub(4), usb(4)

The uscanner driver appeared in NetBSD 1.6. OpenBSD support was first added in OpenBSD 2.9.

This driver should not really exist. The scanners it recognizes can be accessed through the ugen(4) driver instead. A proper scanner driver would provide a uniform interface to scanners instead of exposing the innards of the scanner. The reason the driver exists is to have something that is compatible with the Linux driver.

June 26, 2008 OpenBSD-5.1