5.3.5: How to set up a scanner
Scanners are supported in Linux by SANE (“Scanner Access Now Easy”) which is an application programming interface
(API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner, video- and still-cameras,
You can manage your scanner in MEPIS Linux with the default KDE frontend Kooka by following these steps:
- Click KMenu --> Graphics --> Scan and OCR Program (Kooka)
- Kooka will check the system for scanners and present you with a list of what it has found.
- For details on how to use Kooka, see the Kooka handbook linked below.
- Make sure your scanner is listed as supported by SANE by following the link below.
- Sometimes there is a conflict with another driver that leads to various odd behaviors. To fix it:
- Click KMenu --> System --> File System --> File Manager - Super User Mode, and supply root's password.
- Type (or copy and paste) into the address bar:
- The file will open. Put a # symbol at the beginning of this line to "comment out" the driver:
- Save the file and exit
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