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Old 07-16-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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Question Sheet fed (or, document) scanners working with Linux ??

Is there any support (native or through SANE), using any GNU/Linux distro, for this type of scanner?
Sorry ... you'll have to click the link; there's no support for inline images.
Here are some other examples:
Pentax DSmobile 600
IRIScan Express 2
RoadWarrior Sheet-fed Mobile Scanner
Xerox Travel Scanner 100
Plustex OpticSlim M12Plus
Genius Color Page SF600 (illustrated in link)
These models are much faster and therefore more convenient (they scan in a single-pass) than flat-bed scanners, for scanning receipts and other single-page documents. The above models are reasonably priced as well. But, their manufacturers list only drivers for the various MS Windows versions.

It could not be, could it, that an entire category of scanners could be unusable with GNU/Linux?

Any suggestions?

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Old 07-16-2009, 11:32 PM   #2
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I have the Lexmark X7675 All-In-One Printer. It doesn't have any Linux drivers, but the scanner can record the scans as jpgs to a usb stick. The feeder will accept about 25 pages at a time.
Old 07-17-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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Exclamation ... that should be, scanners that look like the one in the picture.

Originally Posted by RonCam View Post
It could not be, could it, that an entire category of scanners are unusable with GNU/Linux?
So far, the answer seems to be yes, there are no usable scanners.

The category of scanner in question is described at the top of the first post. Sorry if the Topic line itself was misleading; the text of the post takes precedence.

I saw Admiral Beotch's post on flat-bed scanners, often combined with printers, and I'll reply via a PM, to avoid pulling this thread off-topic. I appreciate any and all attempts to help!

Anyone else?

Last edited by RonCam; 07-17-2009 at 03:28 PM. Reason: Clarification of misleading Title, apparently pulling thread off topic.
Old 07-20-2009, 05:52 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by roncam View Post
anyone else?
Again, I'm referring to the low-cost, manually-fed sheet scanners.


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