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I have Linux Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit installed on my PC, and I am looking for a scanner that will work properly with it.

I would prefer an all-in-one machine if possible, and one that is wireless.

Which scanners are available that work with Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit?

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I've got a HP all-in-one that works perfectly but it's just my personal consideration.

Maybe you should have a look at SANE - Supported Devices to have a list of devices currently supported.

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I have been using Brother All-In-One products for the past 5 years. I had a MFC-845CW which I gave to my wife and recently upgraded to a MFC-J825DW. They print using CMYK colors, have a decent duty cycle for home/small office and print beautifully. Brother has incredible support for Linux, good directions for installation and setup of drivers and just work, once installed.

My current printer: http://www.brother-usa.com/MFC/ModelDetail.aspx?ProductID=MFCJ825DW

Drivers: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_prn.html#MFC-J825DW

Good Luck.

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For the record: A lot of these scanners no longer work in Ubuntu 12.10 and above –  virtualxtc Dec 17 '13 at 4:09
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I use HP's OfficeJet 6310 coupled with the HPLIP tool from Ubuntu's Software Center and I can print & scan just fine. I can't speak to how well Ubuntu handles the fax feature of this all-in-one as I don't have a phone line to connect to it.

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Virtually all HP scanners and multi function devices work flawlessly with HPLIP. If you want a cutting edge device you should follow recommendations in HPs latest HPLIP project (official support of Linux) which is better updated than the repositories. Do not expect wifi scanning to work though. Brother is usually not bad in its Linux support but on the other hand you never know. Most small Canon desktop scanners work out of the box but Google the exact model to be shure.

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I use an Epson Stylus SX525WD and it works very well. Wireless with LAN and Manual Duplex. I can only recommend this Printer/Copier/Scanner. Using Ubuntu 11.10 32bit

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