[SATLUG] Scanners

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Dec 30 09:03:21 CST 2008


Borries Demeler wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend a scanner for use in Linux.  My needs are relatively 
>> modest.  I do not need a sheet feeder.  I would like to be able to scan an 
>> occasional 8 1/2 x 11 sheet and some photos and slides.  Overall use would be 
>> considered light.
>>
>>    -- Bruce
>>     
>
> Bruce,
>
> I have a SCSI slide/negative scanner (Nikon LS-1000 film scanner) you can
> feed individual mounted slides or a film holder with uncut negatives into.
> You are welcome to borrow it.  For flatbed scanning I had really good
> luck with my epson C82 scsi/USB scanner. Worked out of the box in Linux
> under both USB and SCSI when I got it back in 2003. It still works
> great like on the first day, and I use it on an almost daily basis to
> keep electronic records of all my receipts.  Sometimes I wished I had
> a sheet feeder, so if it isn't too much more get that. If you have the
> deskspace, get one big enough so it can handle legal sized documents. I
> think pretty much any scanner that supports USB 2.0 should be compatible
> under Linux. 

not necessarily true. I got stuck with a Lexmark x4270 and it is not 
fully supported by linux.  Or should I say Lexmark does not fully 
support Linux? 

Todd


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