I must admit, I read as mint 17
I didn't want to post since I have no answer
It has been a long time since I needed (wanted) to scan something
Back in those days I manual installed "sane", after tweaking it worked .. but that was LFS ( Linux From Scratch )
Sorry, I can't offer much advice .. no scanner ..
Anyway, since no longer on zero-reply
I would start here
BUT , things may have changed ..
Can anyone else with scanner experience fill in gaps?