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I want to buy a barcode scanner to read labels from our products. I don't know if it will work on ubuntu. I have the option to get a CiperLAB 1070.

Will it work if plugged in?

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Almost all barcode scanners will work (serial port connectors need a little extra config but they're pretty rare now). They'll work just like a second keyboard (for USB connections) or a regular keyboard (for wedge types). Most scanners are preconfigured to emulate a keyboard but can be reconfigured for POS applications.
We use Datalogic scanners with Ubuntu (both USB and Wedge types) and they work perfectly.

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Thanks. I am glad to know this hardware will work. I refuse to buy hardware that doesn't work in linux. –  th3pr0ph3t Jun 10 '12 at 23:01

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