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

Sean Greenslade sean at seangreenslade.com
Sat Feb 4 06:01:38 UTC 2017

On February 3, 2017 12:54:56 PM PST, Derek Day <gsis at vfemail.net> wrote:
>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
>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
>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
>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?

Check this list. If it's not listed, you're SOL unless you are willing to code the backend yourself or pay someone else to.


As far as I'm aware, there isn't any other project that does scanner driving in Linux besides SANE.


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