Questions tagged [simplescan]

Questions related to Simple Scan, an application designed to let users connect their scanner and quickly have the image/document in an appropriate format.

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How do I find Ubuntu 20.04 icons for documentation

I am working on a handbook about scanning with simple-scan in Ubuntu 20.04. I need to transfere some pictures from the screen to the manual written in Google docs. Some are fine .svg icons with ...
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simplescan crashes after staring the scan

I have an issue with simplescan under ubuntu 20.04 It detects the printer-scanner Samsung MH2070 (and printing works perfectly) But after starting the scan process the process on my computer allways ...
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Simplescan doesn't start/load

Ubuntu 18.04 I pressed the Windows key, type Simplescan, see the icon come up and it's selected, and press enter. The mouse icon turns into the "loading" icon (a circle) but then nothing ...
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Scanner not found after scanning multiple pages from feeder with simple-scan

I set up Ubuntu 21.04 and installed a Samsung 2675 FN printer/scanner that was working on other Ubuntu machines. I installed the approprate Samsung driver, added the printer and it prints fine. I also ...
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Configure simple-scan to produce PDF with better quality

I am scanning documents with simple-scan and I'm finding that, if I save documents as PDF, the quality is very low, and if I afterwards save teh document as PNG, the quality is very high. I have ...
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Using simple-scan a colorful scan on Samsung m2070 does fail with I/O Error, Greyscan works well. Ubuntu 18.04

When I select text opton in the simple-scan application (Little arrow next to the big green scan button), the result is greyscaled pdf, it works well. If I select image option, I got IO Error. I tried ...
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18.04: Can't scan from Canon G2110 multi-function printer with xsane & simple scan

I use my Canon multifunction printer PIXMA G2110 with my laptop and doesn't make troubles, but when I try to use it as a scanner w/ xsane or simple scan, it is not recognized. I don't know if there'...
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Unable to connect to scanner (simple-scan & Brother DCP-L2530DW)

I'm using simple-scan with a Brother DCP-L2530DW printer/scanner. The printer works fine, but I'm having issues using the scanner. I've installed the drivers: jam@jam-ncase:~$ sudo dpkg -l | grep ...
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Cannot persuade ubuntu 18.04 to detect and run Canon G2000 series scanner

I have a Canon Pixma G2100 multifunctional that prints very well but I cannot use the scanner. My Linux is a Xubuntu 18.04 updated. I followed this link to install the scanner (option B - from source)...
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Change settings for simple scan

we use 3 PC and 3 HP 6970 allinone connected via powerline. To choose one HP 6970 as standard printer for a PC is easy and works well. But simple scan don't use this standard device for scanning. Is ...
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How to setup kyocera ecosys m2040dn scanner

i have kyocera ecosys m2040dn MFD, installed the printer driver downloaded from the official website. but only printer working, unable to use the scanner, how to install the scanner driver?
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Epson XP-245 scanner driver for Ubuntu 18.04 on 64bit (x86_64)

When visiting http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModuleFromResult and searching for device model "XP-245" and OS "Linux" the driver recommendations are XP-243 245 247 … ...
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simple-scan snap package does not work, symbolic link errors, Samsung Xpress M2070W [duplicate]

Simple scan is not working for me. I get a bunch of error messages when I run simple-scan in terminal: philip@Aspire-A715-71G:~$ simple-scan ln: failed to create symbolic link '/home/philip/snap/...
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scanning from feeder, only the first page is scanned

I have Canon MF237 printer/scanner. My OS is ubuntu kde. When I try to scan with simple-scan/xsane/gscan2pdf with the feeder, the feeder goes through all the pages and loops through all of them but ...
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How can I rotate all pages with Simple Scan?

I'm scanning multiple pages using Simple Scan and the "all pages from feeder" option. How do I rotate all pages? It seems like I can only rotate one page at a time, I can't select all the pages and ...
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Can't install simple-scan: you have held broken packages

On ubuntu 18.04, when I run sudo apt install simple-scan I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies. simple-scan : Depends: libsane1 (>= 1.0.24) but it is not going to be installed E: ...
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Scanner Not detected by Simple Scan

I have Canon Pixma G3012 All-in-One Wireless Ink Tank Colour Printer I am trying to scan a document from my Linux Ubuntu 18 installed PC using simple scan software. Connected the device into PC over ...
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How to scan text documents from the command line?

I like the way simple-scan produces small pdf files for text documents. Alas, since I upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 (and still on 18.04), the keys C-1 (scan 1 page) and C-n no longer work, so I have to ...
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How to get a Brother DCP-350C scanner working?

Downloaded and installed the linux drivers from the Brother site here. But the scanner still wasn't recognised. You can see here, the drivers installed successfully: $ dpkg -l | grep Brother ii ...
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How to detect HP Scanjet G2410 Scanner if it is not being detected automatically?

I have a scanner HP Scanjet G2410 (Flatbed Style) and I tried connecting it to my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with the hope that my PC will automatically detect it but 'Simple Scan' application showed a message ...
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Multiple applications crash on 17.10 with "Not a JPEG file: starts with 0xff 0xff" with samsung scannner

I have a Samsung scanner which hasn't been working since I installed 17.10. # sane-find-scanner found USB scanner (vendor=0x04e8 [Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.], product=0x3430 [SCX-5635 Series]) at ...
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Using duplex scan of HP OfficeJet Pro 8710

I'm having trouble understanding the process of getting the scanner of my HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 running completely on Ubuntu 17.04. Here is what I have done: I checked the hplip page for the printer. ...
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ubuntu 16.04 simple scan on brother j480 has no color

I have a Brother J480 printer/scanner. The scanner is working with simple scan (and the printer is obviously also working). The problem is the scan produces a grey scale image, not a color image. To ...
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How do I diagnose Brother MFC scanner issues on Ubuntu Linux?

I've got a low end Brother MFC printer/scanner/fax, which works fine for printing in all ways, but won't scan. How can I diagnose what's wrong? I see a lot of contradictory and old advice here and ...
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Simple Scan cannot find scanner

Output of lsusb and sane-find-scanner below: janos@AndrasXubuntu:~/Desktop$ sane-find-scanner # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the # result is different from what ...
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simple-scan fails to warm up the scanner

simple-scan sees the USB-powered scanner (CanoScan LiDE 110) but sometimes fails to start it up. Usually it scans the first page in several "tries", i.e., the "scanning noise" comes out in bursts, ...
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simple scan program when scanning photo the picture is surrounded by a massive amount of whitespace, how to remove white space via cli batch

See this photo and click on the picture. It is a scan of a print. Simple Scan scanned the image and a large amount of white space. On the command line, how do I batch remove the white space from the ...
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After upgrade to Xenial scanner problem

I upgraded recently from Trusty to Xenial ; got one big glitch concerning my scanner that only does work sometimes now, with apps crashing, or just not recognizing the scanner anymore as it used to, ...
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Brother MFC-7860DW and scan through network

We have about 15 PCs in office with Ubuntu 14.04/15.10/16.04 and 2 Brother MFC-7860DWR that connect to LAN(Ethernet). I downloaded and installed drivers from Brother's support site(i used manual on ...
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canon lide does not scan the bottom of the page in text mode

When I scan a page in text mode, only the top 70-80% of the page is scanned (regardless of page settings; my paper is letter size, the page setting is letter, but the same result happens with a4 & ...
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Canon MG2550 PIXMA "Simple Scan : no scanners available, Ubuntu 14"

It's very simple! Nothing has worked until now1.... And Canon's website (Europe) doesn't seem to have the right Debian drivers for x64... Canon MG2550 Linux Drivers I just want a DEB file so I can ...
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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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