Sunday, April 19, 2015

Network scanner.

Setting up a network scanner:

Here are the steps to installing and accessing a network scanner from Ubuntu desktop client. It is assumed that the network scanner server is already up and running.

1) Let us first check whether there is a scanner available on our Ubuntu client host. Without any prior setup, you will see the message saying that "No scanners were identified."
$ scanimage -L

2) Now we need to enable saned daemon which comes pre-installed on Ubuntu desktop. To enable it, we need to edit the /etc/default/saned file, and set the RUN variable to yes:
$ sudo vim /etc/default/saned
# Set to yes to start saned
 3) Let's edit the /etc/sane.d/net.conf file, and add the IP address of the server where the scanner is installed:
4) Restart saned:
$ sudo service saned restart
5) Let's see if the scanner is available now:

Now we can open "Simple Scan" (or other scanning utility) and start scanning documents. We can rotate, crop, and save the resulting image:
Note: most generic print servers do not support this feature.

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