scanner support in linux-libre

Bruno Miguel brunoalexandremiguel at
Mon Jan 12 16:15:37 UTC 2009


I'm using Linux-libre 2.6.28 under Debian Lenny and I am not able to use my 
scanner. I thought it was some sane bug and I made an online search. In one of 
the results I found a mention to the linux file scanner.c,  so I searched the 
linux-libre source for it and it wasn't there. This made me reboot and choose 
a Debian stock kernel at boot time. Doing this, I was able to use my scanner.

I don't have a full Linux tree available to me at the moment, so I ask if the 
scanner.c file is really non-free/dictatorware or is the removal of the file a 
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