Today, I bought a new scanner – of course without checking linux compatibility : |
HP – a well known brand. Description says “Works with Max OS X, Win Vista, XP, 2000”. Linux wasn’t mentioned, but that’s quite common.
The default xsane backend package (<- v.1.0.19 [delivered with Ubuntu Hardy]) didn’t find a device, so I tried installing the beta release of the hp3900 sane backends (drivers).
This version is still beta status, but got my new scanner up and running : )
Get the latest drivers from the sourceforge project:
Unpack the files and change into new directory:
tar xfz hp3900-series_0.12.tar.gz
application: 2 – SANE Backend
distro: 3 – Ubuntu
Add your username to the scanner group:
sudo adduser your-user-name scanner
Start XSane : )
PS: Fastest and best results with 200 or 300 dpi
Update June 22th, 2008:
I forgot to mention that it only works with resolutions equal and less than 600dpi