Dedicated 'Classic' Machine

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  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    I have an older scanner that works perfectly but does not function under Classic and my PowerBook won't boot into OS 9. There is no plans for an OS X driver from UMAX. I have an old G3 iMac. I would like to be able to remotely control the iMac to handle the scanner so that I scan from my PowerBook via a remote window (VNC?) and then pull the files to my HD as well. Can it be done?

    Thanks!

    stoid
     
  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    You can probably use an old version of Timbuktu or Apple Remote Desktop. I don't think there is any VNC Server for OS 9.
     
  3. cubist macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if the Applescript Remote Events stuff would work. If not, you could probably write an applescript that would run the scanner when it saw a file appear in a directory, etc.

    Applescript is very powerful, and it works very well in Mac OS 9. Get a copy of "Applescript for Dummies" and automate your world!
     
  4. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Well, I have an old SCSI scanner connected to my 8100 (my dedicated Classic system) and I just walk over to it and fire up either Photoshop or Acrobat to scan. When done I go back to my PowerBook and grab the images via the network.

    Trying to automate the task seems like a little bit of over kill, it really doesn't take that much work to be at the system for scanning.
     
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  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Not sure how VNC is going to place your material on the scanner for you? :p

    I will second the VueScan option. It solved my problem with my 6400.

    Aside, UMAX has lost my business because of their lack of OS X drivers and support.
     
  7. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

    stoid

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    VueScan only supports the SCSI version of my scanner (Astra 2200) and not the USB connection.

    I found SilverFast that works with OS X, but the demo puts nasty watermarks on the scanned image and it's $120 to purchase it, and for that price I might as well just buy a new scanner.

    The problem is that I don't have room on my desk for the iMac, just the scanner, so the iMac has to go around the corner in another room. I can run a USB cable from scanner to iMac though so that the scanner is still in-front of me.
     

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