[sclug] Scanning

Martin Summers Martin.Summers at ansys.com
Fri Sep 8 06:54:33 UTC 2006

I can report that my Cannon Lide50 really doesn't work with my SuSE 10
distro. Looks lik ethere is no suitable working driver for it at the
I *think* Lide 20's are OK though.

-----Original Message-----
From: sclug-bounces at sclug.org.uk [mailto:sclug-bounces at sclug.org.uk] On
Behalf Of John Stumbles
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 11:06 PM
To: sclug at sclug.org.uk
Subject: Re: [sclug] Scanning

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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