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10.3: Enable the Snapscan 1236s SCSI scanner System
My Agfa Snapscan 1236s scanner with SCSI connection via an Adaptec 2906 worked in the later (but not the earlier) versions of Jaguar (up to 10.2.8), using Agfa's Scanwise X application ( version 2.1fc2 - the final version for OS X ). After installing Panther the scanner didn't appear in System Profiler and Scanwise X failed to detect it.

Rather than finally abandon the scanner I investigated a bit further starting with the one clue in 10.2.8 where Apple System Profiler correctly reported the scanner, but as an 'IOSCSIParallelDevice' off the Bus. I noticed that Panther had replaced the IOSCSIParallelFamily.kext in System/Library/Extensions with a new version (version 1.3.0 in Panther, version 1.2.4 in 10.2.8).

Suspecting that this might have something to do with the problem I replaced the installed 1.3.0 version with a copy of the 1.2.4 version and rebooted. Although the scanner is not reported in System Profiler it is now recognised by Scanwise and I can scan quite happily as before with no obvious system problems encountered so far. Reverting to this earlier version of IOSCSIParallelFamily.kext seems to restore this SCSI scanner's functionality in Panther.
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10.3: Enable the Snapscan 1236s SCSI scanner
Authored by: olliorange on Dec 20, '03 03:17:29PM

Well, nice idea, but didn't work for me...mmmh. Perhaps I am missing something else here. Removed the 1.3.0 version (using terminal). Then copied the new one into its place. Restarted, but still - Scanwise says it cannot find the scanner...



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10.3: Enable the Snapscan 1236s SCSI scanner
Authored by: olliorange on Dec 20, '03 04:02:02PM

OK..! got it to work. Think, I did something wrong doing the replacement in OS X. In the end I started my G4 in OS 9 and just relaced that extension, with the one from the the 10.2.8 installation on another partition.

Now it all works fine, nice one !!!

>;-)



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10.3: Enable the Snapscan 1236s SCSI scanner
Authored by: tk4two1 on Dec 22, '03 03:02:15PM

I had to boot into 9 to get this to work also... I have an Agfa Horizon Ultra using FotoLook 3.6X. It looks like all of the Agfa software was broken by 10.3. Too bad since Agfa has ceased support for their scanners and software. At least this trick gets everyone's scanner functional in 10.3.



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10.3: Enable the Snapscan 1236s SCSI scanner
Authored by: olliorange on Dec 22, '03 08:16:36PM

If you not able to get hold of the file, download it here:

http://users.wmin.ac.uk/~geibelo/orange/itDownloads.htm

>;-)



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10.3: Enable the Snapscan 1236s SCSI scanner
Authored by: newatx on Dec 22, '03 10:29:45PM

I have just converted from 9.2.2 to Panther.

I use an Agfa Snap Scan 600 SCSI and Adaptec card like yours and have the same problem as you 1236 users.

Where can I get the proper file for my Snap Scan 600 ?



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10.3: Enable the Snapscan 1236s SCSI scanner
Authored by: tsala on Oct 27, '04 06:52:12AM

Olli
Thanks for the download. The extension (version 1.3.6) in Panther 10.3.5 recognised the scanner but scanwise couldn't pick it up. After installing 9.2.2 I opened up in OS9 and swopped the extension and re started the G4 in OSX. Both the system profiler and scanwise pickup the scanner with no further problems. Thanks for the advice, saved the scanner going through the window!



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10.3: Enable the Agfa SCSI scanner
Authored by: amaranta on Feb 15, '04 12:04:51PM

the trick to install old part of 10.2.8 on 10.3.2 not work on my Agfa Arcus 1200 SCS, adaptec 2906 card.
any new tips to try?



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10.3: Enable the Snapscan 1236s SCSI scanner
Authored by: humungus on Mar 01, '04 05:23:13AM

As I was having the same problem I thought I'd give your suggestion a try (btw, did you make the same comment at VersionTracker?). After a couple of aborted attempts to replace the file (I'm not too proficient with Terminal) I finally removed version 1.3.0 from the Extensions folder and put version 1.2.4 there in its place. Yes, ScanWise did at last work but I keep getting the following message after bootup:

The system extension "/System/Library/Extensions/IOSCSIParallelFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOSCSIParallelInterfaceProtocolTransport.kext" was installed improperly and cannot be used. Please try reinstalling it, or contact the product's vendor for an update.

It's a bit annoying but I am nevertheless able to use the software (no thanks to Agfa I might add). Of course I can use VueScan without any hassle but I'd just like to have things working, especially as ScanWise came with the scanner. Any further comments?



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10.3: Enable the Snapscan 1236s SCSI scanner
Authored by: BarkyBeige on Aug 30, '04 09:20:16AM

This is an ancient thread but I want to revive it for a sec...

I tried all these extension replacements on my Wallstreet (OS X 10.3.4) and am having NO luck either with SnapScan X or Vue Scan seeing the scanner. The .kext files have been replaced and my powerbook just does not see the scanner under Os X in any circumstances, certainly not the system profiler. I know, others have gotten the scanner to report even w/o showing in Profiler. But I think maybe this is a PB issue.

Is the PB SCSI chain different from the usual SCSI somehow? Or should I try getting a SCSI terminator for the scanner? I thought these were auto-terminating...

Thanks all

Andrew



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