[sane-devel] Mustek A3 scanner on Linux Mint 18

Derek Day gsis at vfemail.net
Fri Feb 3 20:54:56 UTC 2017

Hi All,

I'm new to this list, and to Linux (in the process of moving from 
Windows 10). I have a low level of UNIX knowledge from a l.o..n...g time 
ago, not connected with hardware/device problems, and mostly forgotten - 
so bear with me.

I have a Mustek A3 2400S USB scanner which works under Windows 10, but I 
haven't been able to get it working -so far - under Linux.

lsusb reports:

Bus 002 Device 010: ID 055f:0503 Mustek Systems, Inc.

so it looks as though the system knows it's there, but XSANE reports: 
"no devices available".

Similarly neither Simple Scan, Scanimage nor Vuescan can find any device.

If my understanding is correct I believe this scanner is not supported 
by SANE. If I'm correct is there a way to add it to SANE or an 
alternative to SANE? Are my only options to stick with Windows 
(aaaargh!) or replace the scanner? Where do I go from here?

Linux Noobie.


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