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I do _not_ have a problem with scanning to a file. Yes, XSANE does come up and lists both the video card for some reason and my scanner as options. That is an anomaly which started with Slack 14.0 (k3.2.29). However, unlike LO, when I select my scanner, XSANE does use the scanner, not the video card. My video card is an internal card and I am not going to keep removing it just to allow me to directly scan from LO. As I said, I can insert scanned images using the file insert procedure. I do not need to use the insert scan procedure. Good thing, since it seems to be broken in my older version of LO. Also, I am sure XSANE has far more scanning features than LO would ever hope to have, so I prefer to use XSANE.

I use the SANE driver that came with my Slackware distro. It uses the udev system to sense my Epson 1660U USB scanner and installs the correct driver for it. I did have to copy the stock Epson udev rule to /etc/udev/rules.d/99-epson-scanner.rules in order to modify it to allow user mode access. The stock rule would only allow scanning as root - an old problem with security-centric Slackware. I never downloaded any hardware drivers. I have no experience with Ubuntu. I feel Ubuntu is too much like Windog and I prefer to keep control over my computer, not hand that control over to the distro developer who has some crazy idea that they know what I want better than I do. Ubuntu is fine for some people, just not me.

Thanks for the help.

On 07/26/2014 06:02 AM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

I had great difficulty finding workable driver for my Epson print/scan/copy/fax device, since Epson did not support Linux [Ubuntu]. It took a OS update before I could get the scanning to work properly. The key here is where did you get the driver for the scanner and how well can other packages use it? Yes, you do seem to have an issue that seems to associate the Epson scanner with the video device in the config files.

Here is a question and possible fix.
Unplug the video device and keep the scanner plugged in and on. rename the LO config folder and reopen LO to recreate it. See if the video device is still listed. If so, then there may be something "outside" of the LO "system" that maybe causing the issue. Is the Video device and the scanner both Epson tech? If so, then that might cause some confusion somewhere.

To be honest, I deal with Win7 and various Ubuntu types of Linux - i,e, Ubuntu 13.xx / 14.xx, and Linux Mint. So I do not know the internals of Slackware or any RPM based Linux.

As I stated, I had a lot of trouble with an Epson Artisan 810 Print/Scan/Copy/Fax device. I could not get even half of its options to work properly with Ubuntu based OSs.

On 07/23/2014 04:24 PM, Girvin Herr wrote:
I just tried this for the first time on my Slackware Linux system and it does seem to be broken. (LO I used Insert -> Picture -> Scan -> select source to verify it was using my Epson USB flatbed scanner. The problem with my version is that it defaults to the existing, but unconnected video device (v4l:/dev/video0). When I select my scanner in the "Device used" option, it shows the "epson2:libusb:00", which I assume is correct. However, it still will not scan and the "About Device" button results in the info for the video device even though I changed the device. It will not run the scanner and results in a garbage block (probably the unconnected video card). LO does not seem to support USB scanners.

I would do a separate scan with Xsane and save it in whatever format you want. I usually use jpeg, but others could work also. Just do _not_ use encapsulated Postscript. Then insert that file into your document. I have had good success with that process.
Girvin Herr

On 07/23/2014 11:30 AM, Thomas Taylor wrote:
Is it possible to scan an older printed document directly into LO?

I have an old 2 page document that I want to reproduce and modify with LO but don't find any entries in the menus for scanning directly into LO. This is in
a Linux system and would probably use xine for the scanning.

I suppose I could scan into a pdf and bring that into LO but would prefer to
work on an *.odt format.

Thanks, Tom  list moderator

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