Where can I find Windows drivers/support/manuals for a Primax XYZ
(Yes, this is asked *very often* !)
We ARE NOT Primax. Please go to http://www.primax.nl,
if you have problems with your Primax scanner under Windows. Please
don't ask us Windows related support questions anymore. Any question
of this kind will stay unanswered from now on.
Is scanner XYZ supported?
Currently only older Primax parallel port scanners are supported
by our driver:
- Primax Colorado Direct 300
- Primax Colorado Direct 600/30bit (with some little source modifications)
- Nework Scanny MM100
- Genius Colorpage-Vivid+
- Storm Totalscan
- Storm ImageWave
There is a first version of a driver for the Primax Colorado D9600
and D600. This driver is made by Gustaf
Kroling. More information about it can be found here:
Is the Primax Colorado 4800 supported?
This scanner is in fact a Plustek scanner and should work with the
Plustek parallel port driver. See the SANE
homepage for more details.
What about "Primax Compact" scanners?
the following parallel port scanners are in fact Plustek scanners sold
under the name of Primax: 'Compact 4800 Direct' (a 24bit scanner),
'Compact 4800 Direct 30bit' and 'Compact 9600 30bit'.They
can be used with the Plustek backend for SANE. More informatioin can
be found at: http://home.t-online.de/home/g-jaeger/plustek.html.
We got some information from Adam Bolte that the Primax Compact 4800
SCSI is working with the SANE backend for the Mustek 600S/600II
CD. If you want to use the SCSI card coming with this scanner there's
also some information on Adam's
What about Primax SCSI scanners?
Primax never produced SCSI scanners, SCSI scanners they sold, came
from TECO, they were sold
under the names 'Jewel 4800', 'Profi 9600' and 'Profi
They are supported by the SANE teco2 backend.
What about Primax USB scanners?
Go to Steven Ellis' page for an E3 based SANE backend.
My scanner is supported, but it is not working!
The current driver supports EPP mode only. EPP-mode has to be set
in your BIOS. If you have set ECP+EPP or just ECP, the driver will try
switch to the right mode, but it is not very smart. Some boards also
have buggy ECP+EPP chipsets, so the Linux parport driver does not recognize
the EPP capability when in EPP+ECP mode. A printer connected to the
pass through of the scanner may also fool it.
How to install the driver program?
Since we've moved to autoconf it should be quite simple to install the
driver program now:
- un-tar-gz the archive by typing "tar xzf primax_scan-VERSION.tgz
at the shell prompt
- change to the newly created directory and type "./configure"
- then simply type "make install" in order to have the binary
built and installed