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Answer was to download every imaging, camera & editor software on offer, I still don't know which piece of software added the missing library but the scanner now works, the software intermittently crashes, well most of the software crashes, however I did eventually get the paperwork scanned and emailed. So this question can now be closed.


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I was trying to get a different scanner to work recently so I should be able to help. Thanks for your clear post. The documentation says that it MIGHT just work once you plug it it, not that it definitely will. According to the SANE website link, a backend is a driver. SANE is merely a collection of scanner drivers. You need a driver for your scanner so ...


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Ok. Solved the mystery myself. It is related to USB autosuspend. It seems to kick in too early and the UIs do not wakeup the device properly, only scanimage does it. I use TLP to control powersaving settings. So I got the device id using lsusb and added it to the USB_BLACKLIST line of the tlp configuration file found at /etc/default/tlp. Works as expected ...


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There are a number of free scanner programs you can try initially by downloading from the Ubuntu Software Centre. sane, xsane, and simple scan to name but a few.


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Not sure the following is also valid for Ubuntu but for Debian Wheezy AMD64 it is. The discription of Wickens worked fine for me but there are some developments that made minor changes to the instruction: iscan-data_1.35.0-1_all.deb is available, so download that file iscan_2.30.1-1~usb0.1.ltdl7_amd64.deb is available for download Check 60-libsane.rules in ...


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Try Vuescan.You can download it from here: Vuescan download See here for details: Vuescan page


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So I cannot test this as no access to USB scanner but I have seen a group in /etc/groups called scanner can you try adding a user to this group then logout and back in as that user and test? sudo usermod -a -G scanner usernamehere


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Your printer is supported by hplip: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/deskjet_aio/deskjet_2540_series.html You can download hplip here: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/downloads.html How to install hplip Download the file to a convenient location (e.g., home directory or desktop, etc) Open a console/terminal and cd to the location where ...



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