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Old 02-09-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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Getting an Agfa Snapscan 1212U to work with xsane

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Getting an Agfa Snapscan 1212U to work with xsane

Getting a scanner to work in Linux is basically simple with xsane, but can be slightly tricky in that you sometimes need Windows drivers which contain the firmware required by the scanner. As devices often rely on the PC having the device's latest firmware (firmware is just a name for embedded software), you need to make that firmware available and have to let sane know where that firmware is located.

So, first of all, install xsane from your repository. This will install xsane, sane and all dependencies.
Old 02-15-2010, 11:55 AM   #2
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Thanks for that only I would have needed it years ago, when I had that scanner...took a moment back then to figure out how to make it work under Linux, having installed (X)Sane for the first time as well. The scanner does still exist, but has been replaced by a printer-scanner-copier which doesn't need manual tricks (as of now) in order to work.


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