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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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Is there a way to adjust contrast for Simple Scan?

Simple Scan works very well for basic day to day scanning; however, my scans are a bit washed out. Am wondering if there's way to adjust the contrast?
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12.04 Epson Scanner will not install

I was finally able to connect to avasys.jp and downloaded and installed iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_amd64.deb iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb The programs appeared to install correctly. I then ran ...
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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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Scanner detected with sane-find-scanner, but not with scanimage -L or sudo scanimage -L

I have a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i. I compiled SANE from source. When I run sane-find-scanner, the following output is given: sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the result ...
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scanner epson sx130 is not recognized

i've got epson sx130 all in one printer. everything was working correctly on ubuntu 10.10. I upgraded to 12.04 recently and system recognize just the printer now. simple scan shows me yellow bar with ...
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Samsung SCX-3201 MFP scanner not working

I have a Samsung SCX-3201 MFP multifunction printer and after plugging it into the computer it recognises the printer part, but the scanner is not detected. Since that I've fresh installed and did ...
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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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Installation of WiFi Epson SX235W, 4in1 printer / scanner, on Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit?

I got an Epson Stylus SX235W WiFi printer/scanner and ran into some installation problems: I got the printer working on an USB cable. Trying to go wireless, I need the printers IP address, but the ...
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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 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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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: ...
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What should I consider when purchasing a (flatbed) scanner?

I'm considering purchasing a new USB flatbed scanner for my parents whose laptop is running Ubuntu (10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx). Doing a quick search around I found this thread over in the forums: ...
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how to Scan with Samsung SCX-3200 over network

Printer is detected and is working over my wireless network, but i don't know how to detect scanner. Simple-scan doesn't see the device...
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Ubuntu 10.04 not seeing SCSI scanner (Scanpartner 15c)

I'm unable to see my old-school SCSI scanner in Ubuntu 10.04. Here's what dmesg, lsscsi, and lsmod show: root:~# dmesg | grep Adaptec [ 18.586163] scsi5 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA ...
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CanoScan LiDE 110 driver for Ubuntu? How to scan via command line?

CanoScan LiDE 110 is connected to my Ubuntu 11.04. I need to scan remotely using the command line. How can I use the scanner from the command line? Tried/Failed/Succeed: $ apt-get install sane ...
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xsane exits with “Invalid argument” while scanning with Brother DCP-J725DW, what does it mean?

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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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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How do I use a “Mustek BearPaw” scanner?

I own a Mustek BearPaw 2448CU Pro II scanner. How do I use it with Ubuntu?
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Cross-platform Duplex scanner with good support in Ubuntu?

I have tried Canon P-150 (review here), it works to some extent in Windows but I also use many other systems such as Ubuntu so it would be convenient if I could use the same scanner over many ...
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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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Which scanners are available that work with Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit? [closed]

I have Linux Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit installed on my PC, and I am looking for a scanner that will work properly with it. I would prefer an all-in-one machine if possible, and one that is wireless. Which ...
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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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Canon MP495 Scanner not working

Running 12.04, installed and updated latest drivers for MP495 but nothing stil. latest drivers provided here: https://code.launchpad.net/~michael-gruz/+archive/canon-trunk/+packages Followed this ...
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Getting my brother MFC-J825DW working as a network scanner

I've been attempting to set up my new brother multi-function device to work as a printer and scanner using the following steps. It is connected to the network as a LAN device, not directly connected ...
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How to install Brother MFC-9120CN Scaner?

I need to use the scanner on my Brother MFC-9120CN printer, I'm using kubuntu 12.04. please help.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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After updates my scanner stopped working over WiFi. How to diagnose?

I've been using an HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One for a few years now without any trouble. It is connected wirelessly to my network, for both printing & scanning. However, this week, scanning quit ...
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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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Help with Canon CanoScan LiDE scanned PDF Documents

I have just started working with Ubuntu for the last 10 days, with the intention to stop using Windows permanently. So far it has been awesome. I have replaced almost all my Microsoft applications ...
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How to allow Guest session to access printers and scanners?

I want to allow the Guest session to access printers and scanners. I use Ubuntu 12.04.
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What Document Scanner should I buy?

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 ...
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GIMP tries to access a scanner each time GIMP gets started. How can I disable this?

Each time I start GIMP, GIMP is invoking a command to my EPSON Photoscanner. How can I disable this behavior? As the scanner isn't connected (most of the time), I always get a message that sending a ...
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Simple Scan is missing in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add 'Webcam' Back Under 'Attached Devices' in the session indicator? I was wondering if there is a way to add 'Simple Scan' back under 'Attached ...
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Epson Workforce 845 scanner functions?

Just successfully installed an Epson Workforce 845 printer-FAX-scanner. Printer works OK, but there don't seem to be any drivers etc. for the scanner function(s). Any clues?
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Need to use a UMAX Astra 4100 USB Scanner

I a newbie to linux. I cant seem to use my usb scanner which is a UMAX Astra 4100 model. The scanner wont detect. I poked around a lot on the net and ran this command in terminal sudo ...
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How do I get an Acer FlatBed Scanner 22 working?

I have a scanner and I searched on Google that the Linux is the only one O.S. that have compatibility with this scanner (Acer FlatBed Scanner 22). Before I upgrade my Ubuntu O.S. from 11.04 to 11.10 ...
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Is there package I can install for using a webcam as a document scanner?

My scanner recently broke and I'm looking for a way to scan multi-page documents using my web camera. Ideally, I'd like some sort of program that would analyse/average multiple images from the webcam ...
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How to get Canoscan LiDe 25 to work with simple scan in Ubuntu 13.10?

After upgrading to 13.10 my scanner stopped working. Simple scan can kind of detect my scanner, but fails to scan. It keeps trying, instead of just telling that "no scanner has been found". I also ...
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Canon MP600 USB-connected Scanner is not recognized by sane-find-scanner

I have a Canon Pixma MP600, which is supported by xsane with pixma backend. I have Xubuntu 12.04, this is the result of sudo sane-find-scanner -v command: searching for USB scanners: checking ...
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Fujitsu S1300i advances document but doesn't scan

I'm using a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i. sudo sane-find-scanner (using sudo as a temporary workaround to minimise any permissions problems) returns: found USB scanner (vendor=0x04c5 [FUJITSU], ...
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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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Does the ScanSnap IX500 work with Ubuntu?

Fujitsu just released their latest scanner, the ScanSnap IX500. Does this scanner work with Ubuntu, or Linux in general?
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How do you use `scanimage` to scan two sides of a document with an adf scanner?

I have an ScanSnap iX500 and I'm trying to figure out how to scan two sides of a document with it. Obviously, I need to scan one side, flip the paper and scan the other side. But, I can't figure out ...
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Setting up SANED with sane-test

I'm trying to setup a network service for running saned (running the sane-test backend) on Ubuntu 12.10, running it on a virtualbox. I followed the directions found here and I got to the point where ...
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How do I get an Kodak ESP C315 scanner working?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32bit. It's working great, but I can't get my scanner to work. I tried to 'just scan' with simple-scan, but I got the following error: error: no scanner detected, please ...
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How do I get an Epson perfection V200 photo scanner working?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I installed 12.04 64bit, PC is working great, but I can't get my scanner to work. I tried to 'just scan' with simple-scan, but I got the following error "error: no scanner ...
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Lexmark Intuition S505 Scanner not detected by Simple Scan

First post here. I've migrated from Windows to Ubuntu 11.10 - yeah! I've managed to get everything working except my scanner. It's a Lexmark Intuition S505 and not listed at all here ...
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hp4500 officejet not detected by Simple Scan, cannot access modem config. page or connect to wireless

I upgraded to 10.04 from 8.04 in September. When I try to use Simple Scan it says "No scanners detected". sane-find-scanner detects my printer/scanner. UPDATE: lsusb now detects my scanner after I ...