Questions tagged [scanner]

In computing, an image scanner is a device that optically scans images, text and other objects then converts the result to a digital image. Drivers and application programming interfaces (APIs) such as SANE are used by Unix/Linux scanning software to access scanning devices.

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Can nmap display only hosts with specific ports open?

Can nmap list all hosts on the local network that have both SSH and HTTP open? To do so, I can run something like: nmap 192.168.1.1-254 -p22,80 --open However, this lists hosts that have ANY of the ...
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Can a Linux computer receive scanned images from a scanner using WSD (Web Services on Devices)?

Can a Linux computer receive scanned images from a scanner using WSD (Web Services on Devices)? Background: At my work we have an Epson WP-4545 printer, and the printer part works fine from Linux, ...
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scanimage does not find scanner unless sudo'ed, but shows up with sane-find-scanner (Raspbian)

I have an Epson multifunction device connected to a Raspberry Pi running the latest Raspbian. As you can see in the output below, scanimage will only find my scanner if I sudo it, but sane-find ...
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Compile pdf file from multiple images scanned in by scanimage --batch

Say I'm scanning in images of documents with something like: scanimage --mode Gray --resolution 300 -x 215 -y 280 --format=tiff \ --batch=document-p%d.tiff --batch-prompt (In the example I've ...
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Can I use the “Scan” button with SANE?

I have an HP Deskjet with integrated scanner. It has a "Scan" button on its top, but this button does not interact with the xsane program on my Debian machine: To get a page scanned, I have to ...
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Scanimage works, but Xsane or any other UI does not

I moved from Ubuntu 12.10 to 14.04 and have a Canon Canoscan LiDE 25. It worked fine with Xsane on 12.10. Now I have the strange effect that I can use the scanner with scanimage all the time, but as ...
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What do you do to scan with 600 dpi while maintaing a small output file?

I just installed xsane which I already successfully tested with my Epson Perfection V30. When scanning with these settings the output file is remarkably large. Is there a way to decrease the size, ...
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How to get infrared image data with sane on an epson v700 scanner?

I have read a number of posts on the topic and it seems that for now it is not possible to use sane to read infrared data (second pass) with my Epson Perfection V700 scanner out of the box. But are ...
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Why Nmap fragmented scan on Linux is only working from virtual environment?

OLD QUESTION AND TITLE (Look further down for the updated question): Why Nmap fragmented scan is only working on Backtrack? I spent quite a few hours today trying to capture and study some ...
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ScanImage Legal size settings

I have been trying to setup ScanImage to scan legal size paper via the ADF without success. I thought I could just change the X and Y coordinates of the ScanImage command, however that does not work. ...
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Is Scanner Canon Pixma MG2450 supported in Linux?

The Cannon Pixma MG2450 printer has an integrated scanner that should work with a tool like Simple Scan (or Xsane, Skanlite). I have the proper drivers (provided by Canon: scangearmp-common and ...
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Adjusting constrast when scanning using SANE

I just did a scan with my new Brother multifunction CP-7065DN printer using the SANE frontend gscan2pdf. The paper in question was handwritten, and the scan was too light. When I reprinted the scan, ...
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Using iscan (GIMP plugin) from the command line

I'm something called iscan to use my scanner. However to use it, I need to go through a GUI to get my scanned pdf. When I run iscan --help (because just iscan launches the GUI), it tells me that it is ...
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What program can I use to get copier/fax functionality from separate scanner and printer?

It is difficult to find a good multifunction laser printer in my price range. But there are several good cheap laser printers (non-multifunction) and I have an excellent scanner (better than I could ...
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Distinguish between error and “success” in scanimage-batch

I'm running a little script with the scanimage batch-command on a remote server and would like to know if and how the scan has been done the batch. Therefore the script requires a proper "error"-...
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How to protect against port scanners?

Is it possible to prevent nmap from observing my machine entirely? After dropping all incoming connections with iptables port scans return as "filtered". It'd prefer if nmap couldn't see what ports ...
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Why is connecting scanners to Linux such a pain?

I've run into this problem yesterday, after about six months or so, where I used my scanner for the last time. I've installed a new Linux in the meantime. I have a Mustek BearPaw 1200 CU Plus. It's ...
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Warnings/Errors when running clamav/clamscan, scanning 3TB hard-drive

What I'm trying to do: I'm trying to scan my File-Server for malware, and I'm using clamav/clamscan, where the man page say's it can scan files up to 4GB. This man page states: --max-filesize=#n ...
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Brother DCP-J315W is active in terminal but not detected in Elementary OS

For a couple of days I've been trying to get my "all-in-one" Brother DCP-J315W to work. I managed to make the printer work over Wi-Fi, but the scanner is not detected in GUI even though it is visible ...
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Image size with gscan2pdf and ImageMagick `convert` bloat

I scan all my important incoming physical-mail to PDF. I am trying to move this activity to Linux as part of the process of eliminating my dependence on Windows - where I used to use the excellent but ...
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Scanning film (negatives) on Linux

I'm trying to scan 35mm film strips using a HP Scanjet G3010 and XSane on Manjaro Linux (17.0.2). Unfortunately, XSane is slow and doesn't work quite right. Eg. I can choose between 600 or 1200 DPI (...
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Brother x86 scanner driver on Raspberry Pi with QEMU and SANE

I have a Brother 7055 Printer/Scanner and a Raspberry Pi, I'm trying to turn both into a print and scan server. Unfortunately, Brother doesn't provide any ARM drivers. I run into this blog post about ...
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What is the last step to use my scanner?

I have a Canon DR-1210C USB Scanner. It is recognized by the kernel when plugged in: [5365651.911506] usb 2-2.1: USB disconnect, address 3 [5365661.952066] usb 2-2: USB disconnect, address 2 [...
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install epson v39 on nixOS

I'm trying to get a epson v39 scanner running under NixOS. I followed the instructions on this page, which basically tells you to add the following to the configuration.nix : hardware.sane.enable = ...
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Crunchbang: Can't use simple-scan without administrator rights

I'm running the latest version of Crunchbang 64-bit on a Dell E5510 notebook. Installing my printer and scanner worked fine - I just used an existing Ubuntu tutorial. However, scanning without ...
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Sane can't see Samsung CLX-3305W network scanner in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I've installed a new Samsung CLX-3305W multifunction printer/scanner a couple of weeks ago on a dual boot system with W7 on one physical drive and Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on a separate drive. The printer ...
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How do I scan grayscale with simple-scan?

I really like simple-scan because: It's really simple It has an interface that fits with GNOME setup on Debian (unlike Skanlite) However, I can't seem to be able to set it to scan in grayscale. How ...
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Standard workflow to digitize magazines or books using OCR while minimizing file size?

To scan books containing just text, black&white images and clear borders, the workflow I've been using is: digitize the source using a camera or just a scanner use scantailor finally use djvubind ...
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detect process that executes portscans

I have to administer an ubuntu 12.04 server, where there seem to go portscans to the whole subnet. How can I find out the process that does the scans? pstree init─┬─acpid ├─apache2───14*[apache2]...
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How do I automatically scan documents on Linux from the terminal?

I want to automatically get my printer to scan documents on a set interval, so that I can swap out and scan my documents without needing to click a button on my computer every time. I also need the ...
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How to scan a directory with a space in its name with maldet

I'm trying to scan some directories with Linux Malware Detect (command-line command maldet): maldet -a /SOMETHING\ 1/ But I get: maldet(13857): {scan} invalid path /SOMETHING 1/ I've tried quoting ...
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Linux Document Management

I'm looking for a Linux (Freeware preferred) replacement for the Paperport Document Management Software by Nuance. Wants: Scan to PDF. OCR. Simple Indexing and Searching. Data stored locally. ...
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Unable to get SANE working on Raspberry Pi

I've tried to make my Raspberry Pi into a print/scan server today. The CUPS print server install & config ran fine and everything works, however I'm not able to get SANE scan server to work. I'm ...
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Scanner GT-1500 Epson can't be found by xsane, simple-scan or iscan

Currently i am trying to get my Epson GT-1500 to work. I am using Sparky Linux 5.0.4-amd64 which is based on debian stretch 9. The scanner Epson GT-1500 is not supported by sane, therefore it was ...
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sane on Ubuntu 14-04 doesn't recognize Samsung scanner

I have a Dell-Precision 5510 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed, and Samsung SCX-4729FW with combined copier+printer+scanner. Samsung is USB-connected directly to the laptop. I can print out my files ...
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Lexmark S305 scanner / printer

I have bought a Lexmar Impact S305 scanner / printer. There was the small penguin and the word "Linux" among supported systems on the box. The problem is the official drivers are only for Debian based ...
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Trying to connect to a network printer/scanner

I'm trying to connect to a network printer/scanner and I'm completely lost. I found its IP with fing (its output 192.168.1.200/Ricoh). Disconnecting the network cable makes it disappear from the ...
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Brother DCP-110c integrated scanner not working in Mint (18.1 x64)

I have successfully installed the printer drivers as indicated here, which should include the scanner drivers. Indeed, brscan2 and brscan-key are installed; I have also installed brother-udev-rule-...
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Virtualization and SCSI passthrough

Is there a way to do SCSI passthrough in a virtualized environnement under Linux (Linux being the host OS, and MacOSX being the guest OS)? My goal is to drive a high end scanner for which no driver ...
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Progressively acquiring an image using SANE

I have successfully set up and used scanimage (with hplip) and found it to work consistently and reliably. Some time ago I built a simple auto-scan wrapper that would acquire an image, display the ...
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Wireless scanning with HP Envy 5530

I just got an HP Envy 5530. Both printing and scanning work nicely when connected via USB, but when connecting wirelessly I can print but not scan. [1] mike@longshot> hp-probe ...
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Configuring Epson Stylus NX420 Scanner on Debian Wheezy

I'm trying to get my Epson Stylus NX420 printer/scanner combo to work with sane on Debian Wheezy (via USB). I've got cups and saned running, and I've added the printer in the cups configuration page. ...
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Benq 5150C scanning 1/4 of page

I have a Benq 5150C scanner. It didn't work out of the box. After downloading the windows driver (from Benq Middle East), extracting the .bin file and following this post, the scanner started working ...
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Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?

APR 2015 UPDATE: Scanning just worked! The update to Mint 17 (aka Ubuntu 14.04) did not make any difference, but the most likely explanation is that the recent update to Ubuntu 14.04.2 as the base ...
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Drivers for HP ScanJet 2400 on Linux

I'm trying to install my scanner "HP ScanJet 2400". I followed the recipe from here: http://www.elcot.in/linuxdrivers_download.php, However, it was not possible at all to detect it, when working in ...
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Convert scanned image to PDF with fixed DPI

Imagine I have a bunch of JPEG files that I have scanned using a known resolution (300 dpi in this case). However the JPEG file has some additional margin at the border because the scanner's area is ...
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How to scan with Canon integrated scanner when I have the 'scangearmp' drivers?

I have created this question in order to provide an answer. The idea is that having this question on a Pixma printer I have found that many people that have the proper drivers (different depending on ...
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How do I set up scanning from an HP OfficeJet Pro on NixOS?

I have cups printing working on NixOS with my HP OfficeJet Pro 8610. But how do I get scanning working with, say, simple-scan?
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Getting Epson Perfection V39 scanner to work in Arch?

I'm trying to get Epson Perfection V39 scanner to work in Arch. It's USB scanner and gets power directly from USB port. % sane-find-scanner found USB scanner (vendor=0x04b8 [EPSON], product=0x013d [...
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What is `libsane-v4l.so.1` and how do I get it?

Trying to fix a scanner problem (Brother DCP-110c scanner not working in Mint 18.1), and following this post that says to use export SANE_DEBUG_DLL=128 scanimage -L in order to look for errors of ...