using scanimage to scan documents

Marius Gedminas marius at
Fri Dec 26 19:09:14 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 06:15:11AM -0600, Scott Berry wrote:
> I have a question concerning how to make scanimage always come up with
> the same scanner device.  Right now it's showing that I have a Hauppauge
> TV tuner as a scanner and that's default and what I have is an Epson
> scanner and I am not really sure how to change to the appropriate
> scanner here is what I get when I run scanimage -L:
> device vdl:/dev/video; 
> device epson2:libusb:002:003
> device epson:usb:libusb:002:003 is a epson gt-8200 flatbed scanner
> Any help would be appreciated.

Google tells me you can do

  export SANE_DEFAULT_DEVICE="epson2:libusb:002:003"

and scanimage will use it as the default.

Marius Gedminas
Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems.
        -- Grace Murray Hopper, 1987
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