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See  for a list of supported drivers by Brother's brscan / brscan2 packages.
Supported by brscan2 package from Brother when following their instructions. When selecting an area from the preview, the scanned area is offset, so scanning a larger area and cropping the image manually might be necessary.
Works without problems after the brother driver is installed. Driver and HowTo: http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/index.html
Tested with SUSE Linux 12.1, USB connection only. It works if you follow these instructions.
Tested with openSUSE 12.2, WiFi connection works. First need to install drivers from Brother support page and then follow their instructions.
Works with Brother SANE driver. ADF works. Kooka scans only 1st page from ADF, use gscan2pdf instead for multi-page from ADF.
Supported by brscan2 rpm-package from Brother when following their instructions.
Works with Brother SANE driver.
The device is autodetected, but you should configure it via YaST. The driver "FB630P" is available. You cannot test it in YaST, start Kooka and click the "preview scan" button to see it works. USB port, 10.0
Canoscan N 650U
Detected automatically with plustek driver, works fine and fast. Tested on SUSE Linux 10.0 (i386), 10.1 (i386), 10.2 (i386), 10.3 (i386 & x86_64) and 11.0 (x86_64).
Canoscan LIDE 25
Canoscan LIDE 35
Detected with genesys driver, works fine and fast. Tested on SUSE Linux 10.2 x86 and 10.2 x86_64.
Canoscan LIDE 60
Detected with genesys driver, works fine and fast. Tested on SUSE Linux 10.2 x86. Works fine with 10.3, 11.0 & 11.1 (autodetected)
Canon offers drivers on their website. However, even with them, most of the time scanning fails (the scanning application freezes and throws an I/O error).
Epson Perfection V330 Photo
Epson Stylus Photo RX425
All in one device, Installed and used on Open SUSE 10.1. Scanner autodetects and sets up as RX425. Works well with Kooka and Sane.
Epson Perfection 1260 Photo
Autodetected: , 11.0 32-bit using Epson AVASYS Software Iscan, xsane, kooka. Had to add regular user to group lp. Autodetected: , 11.1 32-bit using Epson AVASYS Software Iscan, xsane. Had to add regular user to group lp for xsane to work. Had to edit word "epkowa" to the /etc/sane.dll/dll.conf file for Iscan to work. Still do not have kooka functioning. Epson Perfection 1260 Photo is ID 04b8:011d.
Epson Perfection 1660 Photo
Epson Perfection 2480 Photo
Epson Perfection 3590(3490) Photo
64bit/32bit system and sane: You can use the SANE drivers - snapscan backend - to run scanner under 32bit and 64bit mode. Some functionality is missing - film scanner for example and button control.
32bit iscan package: You can download from Epson AVASYS (and YAST) 32bit drivers and ISCAN program to run scanner under 32bit. More function, but requires a proprietary 32bit binary (supplied in package) and firmware (also part of YAST or AVASYS).
64bit system with iscan package - this will not work. To work under 64bit systems install the 32bit compatible libraries. Then Iscan will run. This works, but I experience random communication fails with iscan, scanner requires restart.
64bit system with iscan package & SANE : SANE will not find the scanner. Workaround - copy over 32bit built sane files (e.g. scanimage, xsane) and run these files in 32bit mode.
64bit system with 32bit iscan package and VueScan : You can use VueScan (company hamrick - paid software) to run in 32bit mode (under 64bit), but it also supports button control and doesn't randomly break.
Epson Perfection 4490 Photo
Autodetected: , 10.2 using Epson AVASYS Software Iscan, negatives and positives working, software much less comfortable than Windows unfortunately. Autodetected: on 11.1, not working with Epson Avasys software. Not autodetected on 11.2.
Epson Perfection V10
Epson Perfection V200 Photo
Autodetected: , openSUSE 10.2, 11.0 using Epson/Avasys software iscan (not working with original, i.e. openSUSE iscan!). Applications for scanning: iscan or (x)sane are OK, Kooka doesn't see the scanner (not tested why).
Epson Stylus DX4450
Epson Perfection V500
Autodetected: works in openSuSE 11.0 and 11.4 using iscan from Avasys; (not working with openSuSE iscan!). Also, it only worked for root (same in 11.4). To get it to work for a user, had to
and note the libusb location, eg libusb:00x:00y, then chown and chgrp the file permissions to allow other users to use the scanner.
chown username /dev/bus/usb/00x/00y chgrp usergroup /dev/bus/usb/00x/00y
Applications for scanning: iscan and xsane work well. Kooka still doesn't find the scanner, and skanlite gives a vertically compressed image.
11.1 Works with xsane and skanlite. Firmware required (e.g 300_0C00.nal ) in "/usr/share/sane/epjitsu/". Change file name in "/etc/sane.d/epjitsu.conf" to firmware file name. "SCAN" button on scanner not working. Resolution max 300dpi. Duplex scan works if number of sheets set to "2" in xsane. (This is the ADF scanner)
HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-one Printer - a909a
Fully functional with OpenSuSe 11.3 (64 bit) and hplip-3.10.9.run from http://hplipopensource.com
Autodeteccted : USB port and serielle port , 10.0 and later no Problems
Used gt68xx driver. Found firmware here: http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/ Downloaded oslo3071b2.usb (firmware) from the above site, and copied it to the /usr/share/sane/gt68xx directory (and changed some permissions).
Phantom 636 CX
|Support:||See Parallel port scanners|
|aka Medion MD42666|
|No Linux drivers, does not work at all|
Scanmaker X12 USL via SCSI
- See Microtek Phantom 636 CX scanner.
Be@rPaw 4800TA Pro II
1200 CP / 1200+ CP
Autodetected: - parallel port, works with openSUSE 11.1 and possibly earlier. Note that even if it sais "1200 CP" on the scanner, it may actually be an 1200+ CP. Change to 1200+ CP if you can only see a streched half of the scan.
ScanExpress A3 USB
- Scanner works fine, even YaST (Opensuse 11.4) doesn't list this 600dpi-modell as supportet.
- Needs firmware A32fw.usb, look for example in the Windows-XP-directory /system32/drivers and copy it to /lib/firmware.
- After this modify in the file /etc/sane.d/gt68xx.conf the chapter Autodetect Mustek ScanExpress A3 USB and add the 4 lines
- override "ScanExpress A3 USB"
- firmware "/lib/firmware/A32fw.usb"
- vendor "Mustek"
- model "ScanExpress A3 USB" and use Xscanimage.
- You can complete the chapter with a line for color preset (afe 0x20 0x02 0x22 0x03 0x1f 0x04 ).