Step-by-step – XSane Scanning MX Linux 19 Getting Started Guide

July 21, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux MX 19 XSane Scanning – Quick-Start Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with XSane Scanner GUI for MX 19.x GNU/Linux Desktops.

And XSane for MX Linux is a Graphical scanning Frontend for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) that 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.

Finally, the Way followed here is Practically Working but perhaps it may miss of the ultimate Terminal Command to recognize the Device associated with the Scanner.

Step-by-step XSane Scanning MX Linux 19 Getting Started Guide - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

     - Open Terminal And Update Lite Apt Repository:
    sudo apt update
  1. 2. Installing XSane

    Now to Install XSane for MX Linux
    Simply play:

    sudo apt install xsane sane
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
  1. 3. Finding Scanner Device ID

    How to Recognize Device Name Associated to Scanner
    Follow the below Simple Procedure:

    • 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.

  2. 4. Symlinking Scanner

    Make the proper Scanner Device Symlink
    To create the Scanner Symlink:

    • For USB Scanners:
      sudo su -c "ln -s /dev/sXYZ /dev/usbscanner"
    • For SCSI Scanners:
      sudo su -c "ln -s /dev/sXYZ /dev/scanner"
  3. 5. Get Started Scanning

    Finally, Launch XSane and Start Scanning :)
    From Terminal with:

    xsane
    Or use the Desktop Launcher: Step-by-step XSane Scanning MX Linux 19 Getting Started Guide - XSane

    How to Install Printer Drivers for MX Linux

    Download and Install Linux Printer Drivers
  4. So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Get Started Scanning with XSane on MX Linux 19!


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