[dell 910] add scanner

Asked by Robert Trabosh on 2007-10-28

I have a dell 910 which is a printer scanner combo, I don't use the printer but I would like to use the scanner. Any suggestion would be gratefully appreciated by this week old user of Ubuntu.

Thanks
BOB

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2007-10-28
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2009-07-08
Christoph Langner (chrissss) said : #1

Without knowing the exact modell, we can't tell you what to do. So, check if your scanner is on this list

http://www.sane-project.org/lists/sane-mfgs-cvs.html#Z-DELL

If yes, it should work out of the box with xsane (in the case of ubuntu) or kooka (if you use kubuntu).

Larry Jordan (larryjor) said : #2

     You might also search for a driver from the manufacturer if other models are ok in linux. I have an HP all-in-one that didn't scan from supplied software in Ubuntu 9.04 (printer was recognized and it seems like fax software would have worked as it was, but I couldn't use the scanner). After getting an update to hplib (which drives HP printers & scanners), it works just fine.

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