Submission for USB scanning in FreeBSD
jon.drews at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 01:52:53 UTC 2004
I have seen quite a few questions on how to setup document scanning
in FreeBSD and so I thought would submit this. Admittedly, it deals
only with USB scanning; I have no experience with SCSI. I have used
this in both 4.X and CURRENT. I also need to add the relevant man
pages, as they are a good source of information also. Anyway here is a
preliminary "howto"; feedback is welcome.
USB Document Scanning in FreeBSD
Go to http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html and
determine if your scanner is supported.
1) Install /usr/ports/graphics/sane-backends/,
/usr/ports/graphics/sane-frontends/ and/or /usr/ports/graphics/xsane/
2) run: # sane-find-scanner
as root. In the case of my Epson, it found /dev/uscanner0
3) For an Epson scanner edit /usr/local/etc/sane.d/epson.conf
and put in the device that sane-find-scanner discovered. In my case, the
epson.conf file looks like so. Be sure to comment out the line "scsi EPSON".
# here are some examples for how to configure the EPSON backend
# SCSI scanner:
# Parallel port scanner:
# USB scanner - only enable this if you have an EPSON scanner. It could
# otherwise block your non-EPSON scanner from being
# Depending on your distribution, you may need either the
# first or the second entry.
4) Add your account to group operator like so:
5) Start Xsane or one of the other front ends and begin scanning.
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