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Make Agfa's FotoLook software work in 10.3 Apps
Hi, as some of you may know, Fotolook doesn't work in Panther, but did in Jaguar. I just found a way to re-use Fotolook with a DUOSCan HID under Panther and this is very good news. I'm just giving the info, as I'm not the author of the original, which I found posted in comp.periphs.scanners:
I have a duoscan Agfa and I have find a solution. In Panther I have abilited ROOT user, then I have pasted in system>library>extensions the two Kext from system 10.2.8:

IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily - IOSCSIParallelFamily

The scanner work fine! The system is stable! Sorry for my "macaroni" english!
I tested it and it works like a charm -- I have Fotolook 3.6, a DUOSCAN HID, Adaptec 2930 and Panther 10.3.1.

[robg adds: As a general rule, I don't encourage taking bits of prior system releases and installing them on the current release; while they may be stable and seem to work fine, you don't really know why the code was modified between releases, and you're also potentially causing problems at your next system upgrade. However, if you need use Fotolook software in Panther, this may be your only solution -- just make sure you back up the original files first! You might also want to try VueScan, a third-party scanning package that works with many scanners.]
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Make Agfa's FotoLook software work in 10.3
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 03, '04 07:14:23AM
The solution is dodgy but it may work. If you have other SCSI devices I would be cautious. Anyway, the helpful part of my comment is to say that you can download these files from the Darwin publicsource directory at:
http://www.opensource.apple.com/darwinsource/10.2.8/


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Make Agfa's FotoLook software work in 10.3
Authored by: hille/berlin on Mar 25, '04 07:22:09AM

Thanks for the hint. As I dont have 10.2.8 Software chose to get it from the address you named. I get two folders with lots of files and subfolders. What am I supposed to do with them. I tried to just drop them System>Library> Extensions but that didnt't work. What can I do?
Thans for mor info! Stephan

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Stephan Hilleckenbach/Berlin



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Make Agfa's FotoLook software work in 10.3
Authored by: westfoto on Mar 04, '04 04:02:08PM

How would one log in as ROOT and do these steps. I would like to try this as I have a Agfa Duoscan and I would like to use 10.3 with the scanner.

Thanks



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