OS/2 Warp FAQ List (20 Feb 95) Section 0316
How can I use my scanner with OS/2 Warp?
There are three basic approaches to using your image scanner
with OS/2 Warp. In decreasing order of attractiveness:
- Buy Native OS/2 Warp Software. Real 32-bit
OS/2 software gives you the best results, integrates well with
other OS/2 applications, and works reliably. OS/2 software
packages for scanners are now available, including Applause
from Solution Technology (407-241-3210 or FAX 407-997-6518) and
ImpOS2. (Applause is available in versions for Logitech
and HP scanners.)
- Use Existing DOS/Windows Software (SCSI-based
Scanner). Many scanners for PCs are attached to SCSI
adapters (like those from Adaptec) for which there are OS/2 .ADD
device drivers. You can use your existing DOS or Windows
scanner software if you follow these steps:
- Load the OS/2 .ADD driver for your SCSI adapter. OS/2 Warp
will do so automatically for Adaptec, BusLogic, DPT, IBM,
and MediaVision/Trantor SCSI adapters. You need a
line in your
file in order to load the correct driver, where
is the name of the OS/2 driver file for your SCSI adapter.
- Configure OS/2 Warp for ASPI support. Make sure that the
following two lines are in your
is replaced with the drive where OS/2 is installed.
- Load TWAIN device drivers in a DOS/Windows session and
run the software. Your scanner or scanning software probably
came with a device driver for so-called TWAIN support which
is designed to work with ASPI (Adaptec SCSI Programming
Interface). Since you have just configured OS/2 Warp to provide
ASPI services to your DOS and Windows sessions, you can now
load device drivers (such as TWAIN drivers) and software which
uses ASPI. (Since OS/2 Warp is providing ASPI services, do
not attempt to load DOS or Windows SCSI or ASPI
drivers.) Consult the documentation accompanying your scanner
and/or scanning software for additional advice.
- Use Existing DOS/Windows Software (non-SCSI
Scanner). If your scanner is attached to a proprietary
adapter (often not a SCSI adapter), you may use a
specific DOS session under OS/2 Warp to load the necessary
device drivers (including a driver for the proprietary
adapter) and run your scanning software.
(3.15) Dealers Specializing in OS/2 Warp
(5.6) Performance Tuning
(5.9) Specific DOS Sessions
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