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Please help me with loading Umax Astra Slim 600 scanner on Ubuntu. I am unable to find a driver for Ubuntu and Linux.


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From the manual:


sane-umax - SANE backend for UMAX scanners


This file only is a short descripton of the umax-backend for sane! For detailled information take a look at sane-umax-doc.html (it is included in the sane source directory and in the xsane online help)!


The sane-umax library implements a SANE backend that provides acces to several UMAX-SCSI-scanners and some Linotye Hell SCSI-scanners, parallel- and USB-scanners are not (and propably will never be) supported! I suggest you hold one hand on the power-button of the scanner while you try the first scans!

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Please suggest what is to be done next? How should I load this ? I think as mentioned in the description USB scanners are not supported, I may never be able to use my scanner. Is there any possibility? – Amit Jan 27 '13 at 15:46
- did you have a look at the documentation I linked to? - What do you mean with "to be done next"? The package installs all you need (to be more precise: it installs /usr/local/etc/sane.d/umax.conf and sane picks this up) – Rinzwind Jan 27 '13 at 16:02
Thanks for the help. please understand that for you it may be just a simple task but for a new user to ubuntu, its a mamoth to manage. Can you please suggest me a step by step process to install this package. I tried reading different information on installing the package, but frankly i was not able to do any thing. I am a windows user and life till date was very simple, just click a button and its all done. – Amit Jan 28 '13 at 16:13

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