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Old 08-22-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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How to scan?


How do I scan? For example, I've got my scanner plugged in and YAST says that it's working after I pressed 'test' but how would I initiate a scan? Am I supposed to use the shell? If so, what command? And no, the 'Scan' button doesn't work on my scanner. It's a BearPaw1200TA under SUSE9.3.

EDIT: I just used the command 'scanimage' and it scanned my document, but how would I view it? And how would I change scan settings?

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Old 08-22-2005, 04:59 PM   #2
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there are several options. From the command line you could type 'xsane' or you could use 'kooka' as a gui frontend. You could also import directly into the gimp... and there are sure to be many more options available.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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Thanks alot, I tried kooka and it works fine! My scanner works now, after having an impossible time installing it on winxp!
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:48 PM   #4
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Excellent - congrats SolidSnakeX28 for solving the problem, and thanks linmix for providing the solution. This info will be a big help to future readers who have the same question -- J.W.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 12:54 AM   #5
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I'm not there yet though. I discovered xsane works with my parallel scanner, but I'm having trouble making it work as a normal user. (parport permission I think it might be. If you have any ideas my problem is in this thread .
 
  


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