Questions tagged as ['scanner']

Questions that relate to a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image.
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Rishu Anand avatar
Fingerprint driver not detected on Asus Vivobook X512FL
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I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on my Asus Vivobook X512FL and it has a embedded fingerprint scanner on the touchpad and it works fine with windows 10 but it is not detected in ubuntu

Here is output lsusb

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13d3:56dd IMC Networks USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 046d:c534 Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 00 ...
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sarg314 sarge avatar
Can no longer access scanner on Brother HL-L3290CDW scanner-printer-copier
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My Brother "all in one" scanner-printer-copier was working fine for months with ubuntu 20.04 via USB cable. I can still use the laser printer, but the first time I try to start a scan, it makes scanner noises for a few seconds and then the scanner program (xsane, gscan2pdf, or simplescan) says

sane_start: Invalid argument

On second and succeeding attempts I get

'brother4:bus2;dev1':invalid argument.

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216ann avatar
Unable to use my HP 4520 All-In-One
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I am trying to use my HP printer. First I plugged it in and it showed up as a printer but I couldn't print from it. I eventually used the sudo chmod +x ./ successfully writing over the hplip-3.20 version that was native to 20.04.3 with ./ But this didn't work.

Currently, I have an HP circle in the top right menu bar but clicking it has it claim that there are "No I ...

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Alex avatar
Color scan problem with HP LaserJet MFP on Ubuntu 18.04
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My system is:

  • HP LaserJet MFP m236dw
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • HPLIP ver. 3.21.8

hp-scan gives gray picture up to 300 dpi with no problems.
However, in color mode "hp-scan -m color" it gives the following error:

Warming up...
error: SANE: Error during device I/O (code=9)
Closing device.

Doesn't matter if USB or Network connection.
I've tried all solutions I could find on the Internet.
I tried s ...

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Teimuraz1962 avatar
How to use HP MFP m125a for scanning with HP JetDirect 175x?
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Kubuntu 20.04 with all updates $ uname -a Linux temo-Lenovo-T420 5.11.0-27-generic #29~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Aug 11 15:58:17 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Comp: Lenovo T420, RAM 16, SSD 512 GB + HDD 1.5 GB

Small home network, router is "Residential Gateway" from provider, chinese Noname 813-G. 50 megabits FO link.

I've got HP LaserJer MFP m125a printer/scanner/copier with ONLY US ...

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Sun Bear avatar
How to Setup Canon MG5370 printer-scanner in Ubuntu 20.04?
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Canon MG5370 printer&scanner is connected to the same network as Ubuntu 20.04. Using Settings --> Printers --> Add, Ubuntu 20.04 is able to detect this printer. However, when I try to "Test Print", nothing happens.

I believe this happens because it is using a generic printer driver. See picture below.

printer issue

On a Ubuntu 18.04 system in the same network, this same printer works and I can see it is usi ...

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ashen madusanka avatar
ubuntu HP probook 450 G8 fingerprint not showing in settings
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I'm new to ubuntu. I've recently installed Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS 64 bit.GNOME 3.36.8.

I found this question similar to my problem.

so I tried to use this project freedesktop / libfprint and successfully build and compiled but am not sure about the next step.

How can I enable this now?

any help would be greatly appreciated. screenshot attached.

enter image description here

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Mary Gethers Jr avatar
installing Canon Pixma TS3322 scanner in Ubuntu 20.04
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I was able to get the printer working by following the post instruction from Xian on May 1, 2021. Now I am trying to install SANE Airscan and I cannot find instructions on how to install. I have tried all the suggestions given from Ubuntu forum even the one from a Michael Cruz. No go with the instructions. I would like for someone to guide me in the right direction to get my scanner working within U ...

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user250143 avatar
Which Scanners or Scanner/Printers work "plug & play" with Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS? Epson Perfection V39 does not, though my now broken 1200U did
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Which Scanners or Scanners/Printers will work with Ubuntu 20.04.3 LS, using XSane or Document Scanner software? My Epson Perfection 1200U gave me years of service, using Document Scanner, but has now developed a fault. I have an Epson Perfection V39, but it will not work with Ubuntu, infuriatingly it does work with Windows, which I try to avoid using. In purchasing a new scanner or scanner/printer, how  ...

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Invention1 avatar
Xsane - Failed to start scanner - invalid argument
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When I try to scan using Xsane, I get an error message "Failed to start scanner: invalid argument".

I have an HP Laserjet MFP M227fdn on ethernet that prints OK. I am running Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on an Intel Xeon CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz × 16. When I start Xsane, it searches for scanners and sees three devices:

hpaio:HP_Laserje ...
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aaalll avatar
Fresh installed GScan2PDF fails with Error msg // Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
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My fresh installed GScan2PDF fails with Error msg (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS) gscan2pdf: "must open device before starting scan" I use the scan feature of a HP OfficeJet Pro 6970. It worked fine under Ubuntu 18.04.

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josefcarel avatar
install brother wireless mcf-j625dw
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I have installed the wireless printer on Ubuntu 20.04 but I can install the scanner despite I have downloaded the indicated driver It demands the connection wireless but if the printer works I think also the scanner ? Thanks for any help Josef

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scanner found in terminal and in simplescan, but does not work for xsane in simplescan or gimp, says "unable to connect to scanner"
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scanner found in terminal and in simplescan, but does not work for xsane in simplescan or gimp, says “unable to connect to scanner”

found USB scanner (vendor=0x03f0 [Hewlett-Packard], product=0x332a [HP Color LaserJet Pro 
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 03f0:332a Hewlett-Packard 

roger@roger-desktop:~$ sane-find-scanner
found USB scanner (vendor=0x03f0 [Hewlett-Packard], product=0x332a [HP Color Laser ...
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Trying to get Xsane and a CanonScan LiDE 400 to play nice
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I'm experiencing a similar issue as described here.

I've installed SANE. Made sure I'm all up to date with everything

  $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  Reading package lists... Done
  Building dependency tree       
  Reading state information... Done
  Calculating upgrade... Done
  0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.


  $ uname -r

It detects okay: ...

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Can't get the HP scanner working in Ubuntu20.04 + Can't install hplip in Ubuntu20.04
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I've just got a HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2336 All-in-One Printer.

And turns out, they don't have support for any Linux system. I'm on Ubuntu20.04LTS.

I checked on: It was all empty.

Although the printer is working, I can't scan any documents. Can anyone help me with this?

But I followed this: ...

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emmiller avatar
Can not scan with HP Laserjet Pro MFP M130fn (but can print)
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I have an HP Laserjet Pro MFP m130fn all-in-one printer. Connected with USB.

scanimage -L info: device `hpaio:/usb/HP_LaserJet_MFP_M129-M134?serial=VNH7C06822' is a Hewlett-Packard HP_LaserJet_MFP_M129-M134 all-in-one airscan-discover: [devices]

I just installed Ubuntu 21.04. Even though I can print with that device, I can not scan with it. After launching the app "Document Scanner" my printer appears  ...

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Mario Camou avatar
Epson WF-2830 scanner not detected
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I have an Epson WF-2830. I have installed the Epson imagescan app from However, when I run imagescan it does not find the scanner. It is not a network issue, since my Android phone (which is in the same network) can successfully scan from the printer. Any ide ...

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Merlin avatar
Lost ability to open UBUNTU software store
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While I seem to get almost daily system updates, I have lost the ability to manually open the UBUNTU software store, (using the embedded app). The app opens and I can use the search box, all software store options do nothing but show the "busy" circle for over 30 minutes. I thought I remembered seeing a "populating catalog" box when you first open it. That's gone and so are all the available packages ...

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John avatar
Does the Scansnap ix1600 work with ubuntu (the ix1500 does but it was initially very problematic)?
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Thinking of buying the Fujitsu Scansnap ix1600. The ix1500 works well but initially it was very problematic until a new kernel release. Has anyone tried the ix1600? Thanks

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heffo-j avatar
Samsung Scanner works only after rebooting the computer
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Ubuntu 21.4 Scanner (multi function Samsung) only works after computer reboot. After scanning (following the reboot) the scanner fails to work again without another reboot of the computer. USB connected and printing works well.

$:sudo sane-find-scanner reports: found USB scanner (vendor=0x04e8 [Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.], product=0x343a [CLX-6220 Series]) at libusb:003:006 could not fetch string ...

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maow avatar
Scanner not found after scanning multiple pages from feeder with simple-scan
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I set up Ubuntu 21.04 and installed a Samsung 2675 FN printer/scanner that was working on other Ubuntu machines.

I installed the approprate Samsung driver, added the printer and it prints fine.

I also recognized the scanner

$ scanimage -L
device `xerox_mfp:libusb:001:006' is a Samsung M267x 287x Series multi-function peripheral

However after scanning three pages I switched from "Single Page" to "A ...

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mars avatar
Xsane scans in grey only to 18.04 from canon TS5100
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Ubuntu 18.04.05, fully updated as of 4th July 2021. Scanning from Canon TS5150 multifunction. Connection via USB.

When scanning from Xsane 0.99, both preview and final scan are greyscale. Canon scangearmp2 installed from Canon website.

The printer function of the same machine works OK.

Result of scanimage -L:

scanimage -L device `canon_pixma:libusb:001:006' is a CANON TS5100 series flatbed scanner
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Elinid avatar
Please provide a valid IP address/host name
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I installed scanner software for a wireless Lexmark multifunction printer. I call up simple scan and it asks for a valid IP address/host name. How do I do that? I have restarted the computer and unplugged and replugged the router.

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bill-lancaster avatar
scanning multiple pages with scanimage
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I wish to scan multiple pages with my HP ENVY scanner, it does not have a page feeder. I don't mind where the files are created or what name and type they are, I'll convert them to a single pdf file after scanning. Have tried:-

scanimage --batch  --batch-prompt  --resolution 150

And various other permutations but get scanimage: sane_start: Invalid argument all the time.

Any advice would be welcome

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visor avatar
How to install scanner brother dcp-7030 on ubuntu
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When I try to follow the instructions here: Scanner driver 64bit (deb package)

I get this error when I run this command in 3:

dpkg -i --force-all   brscan3-0.2.13-1.amd64.deb


error: required read/write access to the dpkg database directory /var/lib/dpkg

How do I resolve this issue? This is fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 I think. I have no idea what this means and I am a linux newbie. All I ne ...