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Hardware I've Used

ATAPI CD-ROM 48x, firmware revision V130Y, trouble with Windows 2000

[late 2001]

I had trouble with a very generic CD-ROM drive, firmware revision V130Y, not working very well with Windows 2000. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to test it with good data CDs, only copy-protected games CDs.

Unfortunately there's not much good news here. Turning on DMA (it's a bios setting called Ultra DMA, and then Control Panel -> System Setting -> Hardware -> Controllers and select the primary or secondary controller, your computer's startup will mention whether your drive is on the primary or secondary controller if you don't know), allows it to install at least The Sims and Diablo 2, but Diablo 2 won't run.

So I'm probably looking for a new drive. Sorry.

Mustek BearPaw 1200 CU Scanner

[mid 2003]

While I was napping between early 2002 and mid 2003, the gt68xx sane backend was written, providing a Linux driver for the BearPaw 1200 CU scanner among many others.

After I'd installed the Debian SANE packages, sane-find-scanner detected the scanner, but xsane gave the following error message:

[gt68xx] Couldn't open firmware file (neither `/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/PS1fw.usb' nor `/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ps1fw.usb'): No such file or directory

ps1fw.usb and PS1fw.usb are firmware files provided by the manufacturer for the BearPaw 1200 CU and the BearPaw 1200 CU Plus respectively, and you need to download them from the gt68xx sane backend page.

Last modified: 15 April 2009