How-to Getting-Started with XSane Scanning on Linux Mint Debian Easy Guide

August 22nd, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Getting-Started Scanning on Linux Mint LMDE



The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Scanner for Linux Mint Debian 2012/2013/2014 Mate/Cinnamon Desktop.

XSane is a graphical scanning frontend for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy). It uses the SANE-library to talk to scanners. This means that XSane does not support any scanners itself. Take a look at the SANE-backends homepage to find out which scanners are supported by SANE.

The Way followed here is Practically Working and perhaps it miss of the ultimate Terminal Command to recognize the Device associated to the Scanner.

Getting-Started with XSane Scanning on LMDE - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Getting-Started with XSane Scanning on LMDE - Open Terminal

  2. How-to Recognize Device Name Associated to Scanner

    • Disconnect the Scanner
    • List All Connected Devices
      ls /dev | grep '^s'
    • Power On & Connect the Scanner
    • List All Connected Devices Again
      ls /dev | grep '^s'

    Then carefully Find the /dev/sXYZ entry that is Appearing in the Latest List.

  3. Make the proper Scanner Device Simlynk

    • For USB Scanners:
      sudo su -c "ln -s /dev/sXYZ /dev/usbscanner"
    • For SCSI Scanners:
      sudo su -c "ln -s /dev/sXYZ /dev/scanner"
  4. Install XSane for Mint Debian Linux

    sudo su -c "apt-get install xsane sane"
  5. Launch XSane and Start Scanning :)

    xsane

    Getting-Started with XSane Scanning on LMDE - XSane

  6. How-to Install Printer Drivers for Linux Mint LMDE:

    Download and Install Linux Printer Drivers
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