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What's the best, simplest OCR solution?

I'd like to scan a good amount of papers I have lying around, with the least possible hassle. I would like to convert them to images using Simple Scan, then convert them to text using OCR. Is there a ...
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Benq 5000 Scanner Not Working

My scanner is detected but its not working Scanner BENQ 5000 lsusb root@onezero:/home/one# lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 ...
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How to install hp scanjet 200 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Unable to scan with hp scan-jet 200. When I type lsusb command in terminal it shows the scanner details. I opened the simple scan which displays no scanners found, and x sane image scanners also ...
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help me set up drivers to my Epson printer

I have Ubuntu installed on my computer but I honestly don't know a thing about running programs off of this OS. I'm trying to set up a printer to this computer through a USB connection for the ease of ...
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Is the scanner Canon Pixma MG2450 working in Ubuntu?

The Canon Pixma MG2450 printer has an integrated scanner that should work with a tool like Simple Scan (or xsane or Skanlite). There are two sets of drivers (provided by Canon as deb files): two ...
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HP 4280 Deskjet all in one printer. Scans

I have HP 4280 Scanjet all in one printer. Scans are Automatically sent to an HP Photosmart application. How do I change the automatic scan settings to a file of my choosing in windows?
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Samsung CLX-6220FX (scanner part)

I was not able to make my Ubuntu 15.10 recognize the scanner part of this device which is cable-connected to my LAN. No problem with the printer part of the device. Any suggestions?
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Error during device I/O when using USB scanner

I have a Canon LIDE 100 scanner that doesn't properly initialize on first scan attempt. When I trigger a scan, it seems to start (you hear the scanner beginning to engage), but then my scanning ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 (and Mint 17.1) will not detect Canon scanner MP237 (MP230 series)

I just purchased a new multi-function Canon unit ... MP237; copier, printer and scanner. I have Simple Scan and XSane; along with Gimp, installed. I can print and copy (as far as I know) just fine. ...
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Scanner Canon Pixma MX521 gets not recognized

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. When I run the application "Simple Scan", it does not recognize my scanner, but when I installed the printer, it got recognized. I can also print without any problems. There ...
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Canon MP280 scanner not working

I have a Canon mp280 all-in-one. I have tried many things to get the scanner to work but everything failed. When I run sane - find - scanner ubuntu replies: found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], ...
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Canon MG5320 not recognized by Simple Scan (prints fine)

Displays 'No scanners detected' 'Please check if connected and power on'
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How can i use my Pixma 6150 as scanner?

I bought a Canon PIXMA MG6150 and i am new at ubuntu. With the drivers from Canon i got it running a as a printer, but i have problems using it as scanner. With the Canon drivers it runs under GIMP ...
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Problems with scanner and simple scan

When I try to scan an image in simplescan (and also other applications like scanimage or VueScan) the error message "Scanner not found" appears. But Ubuntu seems to recognize the Canon LIDE 110 as ...
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How to install EPSON l210 scanner

I am trying to install the Epson scanner driver... I have extracted the tar.gz. file but on ./configure shows the error checking for GIMP - version >= 1.0.0... checking for gimp-config... no no ...
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Epson XP 205 how do I install a driver & which one

I am a novice user of Linux, but have successfully replaced Vista on my Gateway laptop(MT 6832b) with Ubuntu 12.04, everything seems to work o.k. ie -wifi to BB router(Tesco-Technicolor-router) E-mail ...
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XSane fails to open device (invalid argument)

I'm new to Linux and installed Ubuntu 15.10 few days ago. I can successfully print on my Canon i-SENSYS MF4890dw, but when trying to scan with Xsane I get the following: Failed to open device ...
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HP Scanjet 4890 does not work properly in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and was setting up the peripherals. All went well and the scanner was recognized right away though as a Scanjet 4850C instead of a 4890. I tried simple scan and ...
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Scanner on Brother 420CN does not appear in Simple Scan

My scanner does not show up in Ubuntu 11.10. It is a Brother MFC 420CN USB printer. Could someone please show me how to install the driver for this printer? Thanks.
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How to setup Canon iR2520 Network Scanner?

I have at my workplace Canon imageRUNNER 2520 Scan/Print machine. I managed to setup printing but scanning I don't know how. Can somebody help me?
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Xsane does not recognize scanner Brother DCP-135C - Xsane não reconhece scanner Brother DCP-135C

Já palmei vários tópicos mas ainda não resolvi este problema. A impressora funciona direitinho, mas o scanner não, Drivers e xsane estão instalados. Tentei resolver alterando o ficheiro ...
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Symbol Bar Code Scanner - not working

I have a strange problem with a barcode scanner I'm trying to test. Let me tell you in advance that I do not know the brand or the model of the device, apart from what the system tells. When I plug ...
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Brother DCP-7065DN, Ubuntu 14.04 64bit: Can print to network printer but cannot use the scan function

I'm using brscan4 and can ping it using brsaneconfig4 and it finds it but i cannot scan from the computer using either simple scan or xsane image scanning. Both programs don't show the scanner as ...
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Canon MB2300 Scanner - everything works except doc feeder

The system is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. After adding ppa:rolfbensch/sane-git to software sources, scanning functionality through xsane was achieved for the subject device. Except, that is, for the ...
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xsane cannot be launched from Dash

I recently installed xsane on a new computer running 15.10. When I try to launch it from the Dash by typing "xsane" or "XSane", nothing comes up. I know I can launch it from a terminal, but that ...
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How to install 'Doxie go' scanner in Ubuntu 12.04?

There is no Linux version driver for Doxie go scanner by Manufacturer. Whether driver is available by other developers for Ubuntu 12.04? Simple scan didn't recognize the scanner. Works well with ...
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Trouble Installing Brother MFC-J480DW

Could someone please help me? My mother recently installed Linux Zorin on her laptop then purchased a Brother printer (MFC-J480DW) without checking its desired OS. Online it lists a few different ...
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USB 2.0 device (scanner) does not work with xhci_hcd on USB 3.0 system

I'm trying to scan with samsung scx-4200 which is a printer with scanner. When I connect my brother's laptop which has the same version of ubuntu(14.04), it works. I don't know how and why. He did not ...
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Installing Samsung Multifunctional printer and scanner SCX3404FW under Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now I am trying to install the printer. My printer is multi functional printer and scan device - Samsung SCX3405FW Please advise how to install them as wi fi network ...
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How to install a Brother MFC-5890CN scanner/printer

I had my Brother MFC-5890CN scanner/printer working with Ubuntu 10.*. Now that I have upgraded to 12.04 LTS, the printer is still working but my scanner fails.
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problem in installing Epson Scanner in Lubuntu 15.10 (64bits)

I used my Epson scanner L210 on Lubuntu 15.04 32bits, but after changing to Lubuntu 15.10 64bits, I'm not able to use it again! I downloaded driver from here: Epson L210 scanner driver I followed ...
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Slow start, video and Canon printer problems on Ubuntu 14.04

I would not say that I've read everything and I did not find an answer, but I did some research before to post this and I have find nothing to help my issues... I have a HP with i7 octa-core and 8 GB ...
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Problem with CanoScan Lide 20 not working in ubuntu 14.10

I have a few weeks a new desktop PCs with Intel i5 processor with 8.1 installed dual boot windows and ubuntu 14:10 64 bits. My old pc and also in my notebook with ubuntu 14.04 were connected to the ...
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how to setup simple scan on a local USB brother printer

There are similar questions out there, no answers yet. I have found; Brother-L2540D: setup brscan4 for usb printer Brother DCP-7065DN, Ubuntu 14.04 64bit: Can print to network printer but cannot use ...
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BitDefender Uninstall - Corrupted Package? [duplicate]

tried to istall BitDefender to Ubuntu 14, following their website but was never successful. Now I try to remove the corrupted package but nothing seems to work no matter what I try (tried almost ...
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Epson scanner no longer recognised

I have Lubuntu 15.04 on Dell E6410, Epson printer xp-310 all in one series. The printer is working fine after finding downloading the drivers. I was using the scanner by opening simple scan, but ...
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Network scanner (Canon) stops after upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10

I have just upgraded Kubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 - all very nice. The machine is working well, and I can print to the Canon pixma mx420 with no problems as before, but both Skanlite and xsane return ...
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Connecting FireWire scanner to Thunderbolt port

Is it possible to connect an old FireWire film scanner to a Thunderbolt port by using a Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter (Apple MD464ZM/A)?
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Newbie, Unable to install scanner Software for Brother MFC L8850CDW?

Newbie, Unable to install scanner Software(S/W) for Brother MFC L8850CDW? Hi, I've tried to install the Brother scanner S/W onto my pc. I tried both the Scanner & the Printer downloads but ...
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Scanning with ClamAV returns 10820 errors - Infected Joomla site with Trojan Iframe.MA

My server seems to have been infected with a Trojan. I run a Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS When I approach one of the sites on my server my windows eset scanner blocks the link. Throwing a "Trojan ...
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brother MFC-J435W wireless scanning issue

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I have a brother MFC-J435W and I was able to get the printer set up for wireless printing, but it is not allowing me to scan wirelessly. It gives me the ...
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How to set default file type PNG for Simple Scan?

With Xubuntu 15.10, Simple Scan 3.18.1, the default file type is, even for images, PDF. I would like to set it to PNG, is that possible? There is a related, older question for changing from JPG to ...
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How can I link my Canon MG5650 scanner to Ubuntu?

I have a multi-purpose printer (scanner/printer/copier) Canon MG5650. I can now print wirelessly, how can I add it as a scanner to Ubuntu?
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Install Canon scanner

I cannot install my Canon Canoscan LiDE 70 flatbed scanner on my Dell Dimension 3000 computer on which I replaced Windows XP with Ubuntu 12.04.4. The installation disk does not operate. It this ...
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HP-3670 Scanner on Ubuntu 12.04 machine

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I connect my HP-3670 Scanner the mouse stops working. Both mouse and scanner are connected through USB ports. How can I resolve this issue?
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How to install Cannon Scanner MG2970

Hi I am not able to install Cannon Scanner MG2970. I tried to install the drivers from Canon site but not working.
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Canon CanoScan LiDE 25 Ubuntu 14.04 lts Failed to Scan

I am attempting to get any scanner to work on Ubuntu 14.04 lts. I'm currently attempting to run a Canon CanoScan LiDE 25. I have tried both XSane and Simple Scan. I've tried running from Terminal with ...
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Epson WF-3520 all in one printer scanner over WiFi: printer working, scanner not working

I have the Epson WF-3520 all in one printer / scanner. I have it on WiFi (not connected via USB). I've installed the following drivers for it: epson-inkjet-printer-201212w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb ...
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How do I edit text in a scanned .jpeg?

I need to upload a scanned image as a PDF document. After scanning the document, I have a .jpeg with small text that I want to edit before converting to PDF for the upload. I have never done this ...
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scanner 4800H48U

I am new to Ubuntu and want to install a scanner 4800H48U It's a Microtek flatbet USB 2.0 sold by Medion (MD90093) and MSN 5003 0446 lsusb give me 05da (microtek) and 3025 (product id) ;so my scanner ...