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Thursday, 29 April 2010

How to set up my Mustek 1200 UB Plus scanner under Linux

One for the note-to-self file...

Strangely, it's labeled as a "Mustek 1200 UB Plus" on the unit itself, but lsusb says it's a "Ultima Electronics Corp. Artec Ultima 2000 (GT6801 based)/Lifetec LT9385/ScanMagic 1200 UB Plus Scanner"

apt-get install xsane sane-utils

http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/ says I should be downloading sbfw.usb, which needs to go into /usr/share/sane/gt68xx

Uncomment override "mustek-scanexpress-1200-ub-plus" in /etc/sane.d/gt68xx.conf

adduser apollock scanner

newgrp scanner

scanimage -L should now report something like "device `gt68xx:libusb:001:002' is a Mustek ScanExpress 1200 UB Plus flatbed scanner"

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