Which USB Scanners work?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 03:06:45 BST 2010


On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 18:05 -0400, FarSight Data Systems wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 September 2010 12:53:16 pm Perry wrote:
> > Le Tuesday 28 September 2010 17.31:31 FarSight Data Systems, vous
> avez
> > écrit
> >
> > (you wrote) :
> > > I'm looking to replace my old HP ScanJet 6300c scanner. It's
> giving me
> > > problems.
> > >
> > > So, I've tried the Canon CanoScan 8800F and it doesn't work (and
> I've
> > > tried) with Linux and Canon doesn't support Linux (currently using
> > > Linux Mint 7 on desktop and lapton and Kubuntu 10.04 on netbook)
> might be
> > > upgrading to Kubuntu 10.04 all around.
> > >
> > > So, what scanners work with the above distros? My parameters:
> > >
> > > Company should support Linux (an exception can be made for a
> definite
> > > working flatbed scanner that's inexpensive)
> > >
> > > Price at or under $150
> > >
> > > USB 2.0
> > >
> > > Can scan at minimum of 600 DPI (higher would be better)
> > >
> > > Can anyone help me with choosing a scanner with the above
> parameters?
> > >
> > > Mark
> >
> > As I'm still with Jaunty I can't swear it will work with Mint 7 or
> Lucid,
> > but I guess a Linux printer is a Linux printer.
> > I'm using an *HP Photosmart C4280* with no problem except that the
> scanning
> > button on the printer does not work and I must first open Xsan in
> order to
> > scan.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I appreciate the advice, but I'm not looking for a printer, but a
> stand alone flatbed scanner. I have 2 printers which work perfectly
> fine with all the versions of Linux I've used for the past 8 years.
> 
> 
> 
> Scanner, not printer and definitely not an all-in-one.

For the price of a decent flatbed scanner, they throw in the printer for
free, expecting you to buy pricey ink. Just think of it as a thick
flatbed scanner. :) Ric

-- 
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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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