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Old 02-13-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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scanner setup


i need to setup my scanner and i do not have a clue how to do that. i am running sarge with kernel 2.6.8-2-k7. my scanner is a Mustek1200 UB plus, through USB.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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Scanners work with an application called sane but you need the relevant backend drivers for the individual scanner. You will find the details of setting up your scanner here. I would also suggest installing the packages hotplug and discover to make your life a bit easier as well. You just need to read the documentation carefully and work through the installation. it can be daunting but a good learning experience as well. I have been very impressed with the performance of sane with my usb scanner.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 02:55 PM   #3
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right, once i install hotplug and discover, what can i do then to install it in my system?
 
Old 02-14-2006, 09:32 AM   #4
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right, once i install hotplug and discover, what can i do then to install it in my system?
Do apt-get install hotplug discover then download the driver for the scanner and follow the documentation for the driver.
Hotplug and discover make the system pickup usb/pci devices into /dev automatically.
 
  


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