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How do I install proprietary drivers for my Brother all-in-one printer/scanner/fax?

Guides on how to install drivers for a Brother all-in-one network printer are either for older devices or are rather complicated as they often involve editing or copying system files in my root ...
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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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GUI program to resize pdf documents and change their DPI

I see that LibreOffice Draw should be able to open a pdf and export it with options for changing quality and DPI resolution. But the high-resolution scanned pdfs that I have are not properly opened in ...
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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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Installing Epson Printer but Interrupted by lsb Dependency Error

I am installing the Epson XP-310 driver from this website. When I attempt to install the downloaded .deb file, I get the following error: The Package System is broken epson-inkjet-printer-201303w:...
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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 errors....
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Invalid argument - Brother scanner not working after upgrade (brscan2 driver)

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy). Scanning via my MFC-420CN had been working in Ubuntu and Linux Mint installs up though Olivia and Oneric. However once I upgraded from these, scanning ...
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Adding OCR info to a PDF

I have a good quality scan of a document; such scan is in pdf format. How can I add ocr information to the pdf, so that it becomes searchable? By searchable I mean that the goal is that when viewing ...
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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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How do I get a Samsung SCX3200 multifunction printer/scanner working?

I bought samsung scx3200 multifunction printer i think that printing is easy as Ubuntu define the printer by default but what about scanning i have found a default installed program called simple scan ...
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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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How to map network scanner

I have just bought a shiny new Canon MG6250 multifunction printer/scanner and connected it via LAN. Installing the printing side of things was a breeze, however, I cannot work out how to set up ...
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How can I get my Epson v500 scanner working?

I have a v500 scanner, but it doesn't show up in simple scan. I've turned it off and on a few times to see if that was the problem. Here is the usb information: Bus 002 Device 008: ID 04b8:0130 Seiko ...
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S1300I scanner issues under Ubuntu 16.04 using Sane

In theory this scanner does work under Linux and Ubuntu. I've found this document that I tried to follow. http://luuklangens.nl/blog/howto-fujitsu-scansnap-s1300-s300-ubuntu-linux I install sane, ...
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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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Brother's scanner is not working on Ubuntu 12.10 32-bits

I have a brother DCP J125 I have downloaded and installed the scanner driver but Simple Scan shows that it couldn't detect any scanner. I'm running on Ubuntu 12.10 32bits, the steps show in the ...
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why is “saned” disabled on boot Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to know why the scanner utility saned is disabled on boot and how to resolve this issue. I have had this problem on 3 laptops and I cannot find a solution other than manually restarting the ...
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How do I get the Brother DCP-135C scanner to work?

I have a Brother DCP-135C printer/scanner connected to my Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 machine. I have managed to get the printer working, but it doesn't recognise the scanner. I have installed the drivers ...
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Canon MP280 All in One prints but scanner not recognized [duplicate]

I recently installed 12.04 LTS after not using any Linux distro for several years. My Canon MP280 worked perfectly as far as printing goes and I was even able to set it up on a Samba share and print ...
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Running a epson Scanner perfection 3170

How can I make my scanner Epson perfection 3170 running under ubuntu 11.04 ? When I run "Simple Scan" it said:"No scanner detected". Thanks Edit: after I saw suli8's anwser. I downloaded both ...
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Running Canon 120 LiDE scanner on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 virtually. I know that the Canon 120 LiDE cannot run on Ubuntu, but would I be able to run it through Windows 7 virtually?
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How do I get my Canon MX420 printer working?

I was using Canon MX420 printer properly until I upgrade my ubuntu to 11.10 . After that I can add it to my printers but I can't print or scan any page ! What should I do now ? sudo apt-get install ...
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installation canon pixma mp 230

when installing scangear (using scangearmp-mp230series2.0-1-deb) for canon pixma mp230 it stops with Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: scangearmp-common (>= 2.00), and scanimage -L ...
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Scan many pages straight into a PDF

Is there some easy to use program in Ubuntu that can scan many pages straight into a PDF file?
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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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How do I scan for Wireless Access Points?

In Ubuntu 11.04 I used InSSIDer to scan the available APs and sort them by signal strength. Unfortunately the program seems to be broken in Ubuntu 11.10, and iwlist wlan0 scan doesn't return ...
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how to make Samsung CLX-3185 scanner-part work?

I have the Samsung CLX-3185 printer/scanner. The printer-part works fine using 3175 drivers found by (Xubuntu/XFCE) printer setup wizard. However it does not seem to recognize the scanner part. Xsane ...
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How make scanner function of Canon MG5250 work? (MG5200 series)

I just bought a Canon MG5250 multifunction printer because I thought that it would work well with Ubuntu, and the printing function is installed using these instructions. But I still need to get the ...
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SANE Support for Canon LiDE 220?

I ordered a Canon LiDE 210 scanner because the SANE website says it's "completely" supported. The vendor delivered a Canon LiDE 220, and it's not recognized. Is this fixable, or must I return the ...
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How do I get a Brother DCP-7065DN printer working?

I had the scanner working in Ubuntu 12.04, but now when I try to launch xsane, I get a scanner not found error: brsaneconfig4 -q | grep 7065 produces the following output: 144 "DCP-7065DN" 0 DCP-...
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“Dependancy is not satisfiable” in trying to install two drivers for my Epson NX420 printer/scanner

I am trying to get the wireless scanner part of my Epson NX420 printer working over wifi with my ubuntu 12.10 desktop computer. I went to the epson website here http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/...
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Xsane: Failed to open device `hpaio:/net/Photosmart_C5100_series?zc=HP5180': Error during device I/O

Printing from an application works. The hp-toolbox sometimes cannot connect. And Xsane pops the error message as in the title. Connected through the network, I can ping the device, I can print to it. ...
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xsane exits with “Invalid argument” while scanning with Brother DCP-J725DW, what does it mean? [closed]

Brother DCP-J725DW scan is not functioning in Ubuntu 13.04. xsane error: Failed to open device 'brother4:bus1;dev2': Invalid argument.
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Brother MFC-295CN Scanner

I have managed to add my MFC-295CN printer to my Ubuntu 11.04 desktop. However, I need some help adding the scanner. from the Brother website I am instructed to install the driver step 4-3) Command (...
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Canon LIDE 110: should reconnect USB for each scan

I have a Canon LIDE 110 scanner which works by default on ubuntu 12.10 64bit. The problem is after first scan I can not scan for second time. I should reconnect USB cable to use scanner again. I use ...
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Simple Scan - Changing the default output File Type to PDF and improving Compression?

Is there a way to change the default output file type in the 'Simple Scan' software provided with Ubuntu 12.10 to be a PDF rather than a JPEG? And is it possible to modify the compression settings on ...
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How well-supported is the Canon CanoScan LiDE110?

On the list of supported SANE devices the scanner is listed as fully supported but it says: resolution from 75 to 2400 dpi Here is a link to Newegg's item listing, where it lists the optical ...
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Scanner is listed under lsusb command, but not detected by scanning programs

I connected my Genius Vivid-1200TA image scanner to my laptop USB port running Ubuntu 14.04. lsusb|grep [s,S]canner shows that it is connected and detected by the system: Bus 002 Device 005: ID 05da:...
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Can you remove printer/scanner support?

My laptop doesn't have a printer or a scanner connected and never will, as it doesn't work with my printer because of wrong cables. Is there a possibility to remove the printing/scanning related ...
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How to convert TIFF scan file to JPEG or PNG general file format in Ubuntu?

How can i convert this scanned file to general JPEG/PNG? I used scanimage --mode=color --format=tiff > /tmp/testing.tiff from a scanner $ convert -seperate testing.tiff testing.jpeg convert: ...
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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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Epson V33 Perfection not working with 14.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. My Epson V33 Perfection worked under 12.04, but not any more. xsane find scanner: "Failed to start scanner: Invalid argument". How do I fix this? ...
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Brother MFC-7420 Scanner on Ubuntu 12.04: Invalid Argument

I have a Brother MFC-7420, which also works as a scanner. I have attached this machine to a computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit via USB. I installed the following package: brscan2-0.2.4-0.i386....
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Setting up a Network Printer

I have a Canon MP970 printer and I want to setup network printing and scanning on my laptop. I got it set up on my desktop (running Windows 8 Release Preview x64). How do I start?
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USB barcode scanner reading incorrect values

We use an barcode reader. It runs on Ubuntu but reads different character. example: In barcode: 86912464 Ubuntu read as: 3~3~BDBCD here is my xinput list ali@ali-samsung:~$ xinput list ⎡ ...
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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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How to find port of a network scanner for UFW

Samsung multi-functional device SXC 3205w works perfectly with my Ubuntu 12.04 and I can scan and print over network, but only when firewall is disabled. How can I find out which port to enable in ...
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Wifi connection to scanner not working

I have a Samsung NC10 running Ubuntu 12.04 with wifi connection to a Netgear DG834PN router with wifi connection to an Epson SX515W multi function printer. I also have a desktop machine running 12.04 ...
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Printer scanner driver for Epson Workforce WF-5320

Having trouble with setup here. I have 64-bit Ubuntu Unity 12.10. First I ran sudo apt-get install xsltproc Then I clicked accept on the Epson website here. I downloaded iscan-data_1.25.0-...
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Samsung SCX-4200 Scanner not working (printing OK) 14.04

I have somehow lost the possiblity of scanning using my Samsung SCX-4200 3in1 printer. Priting works fine using the Linux driver, provided at initial instalation, however scanning stalls and fails. ...