Linux tip, Fedora tip / howto: Using the Canoscan LiDE 50 scanner
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Using the Canoscan LiDE 50 scannerI just got this scanner for some simple document scanning. It's small and light, and takes its power from the USB port (!)
Install the following:
Check the file /etc/sane.d/dll.conf to see if it has a line:
Note: adding even a short (50cm) USB extension cord caused various commands to fail (!) Make sure the scanner is connected to a sufficiently powered port with a single cable of normal length.
The command sane-find-scanner should produce something like:
The command scanimage -L gives:
To scan, you can either use scanimage from the command line, for example: scanimage --mode Color --depth 8 --resolution 75 --format=tiff --verbose > scan.tiff
Or scan with a GUI with xsane
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