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I'm searching for a scanner which helps me to turn my invoces and other random papers into pdfs. I need Linux support because I do not own a Windows/Linux device and using a virtual machine is not a solution.

A automated document feeder (ADF) is necessary. Whether the device consists only of a ADF or is a combination of a ADF with a flatbed is not that important, I would go for the second solution if I have the choice.

I thought about the Canonc P-215, but I was not able to check its Linux support. The SANE device list does not mention this scanner.

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Canon has a bad linux compatibility record for scanners. –  To Do Jan 10 '13 at 23:01

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HP has excellent Linux support, see HP's site here.

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HPs most recent ScanJets are not supported by hplib and the sane project. They use a generic chip which is (currently) unsupported. –  theomega Jan 10 '13 at 21:43

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