[sclug] Scanning

John Stumbles john at stumbles.org.uk
Thu Sep 7 22:03:17 UTC 2006

Peter Brewer wrote:
> I've just convinced by Dad to finally give Windows the push for good.  
> The one thing left that he can't do though is use his scanner - an old 
> Astra Umax which is completely unsupported by SANE.  He is happy enough 
> to buy a new scanner but looking through the list of supported scanners 
> on the SANE website, I'm having trouble finding one that is currently 
> made/sold and relatively cheap.
> The only one I can see is the Mustek ScanExpress 1248UB which costs just 
> 19.93+vat - I'm anxious that this is a little too cheap!!!
> Anyone got experience of buy scanners recently?

I bought a Canon Lide a year or two back which works OK with Sane. The 
special buttons on the scanner to scan/copy/whatever don't do anything 
with sane, however.

John Stumbles

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