[sane-devel] UPDATE about: help to understand which of THESE scanner/printers is supported

Kelly Price strredwolf at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 15:28:35 BST 2022

I would highly recommend a powered hub to guarantee full power to the
scanner, and a (surge-protected) power strip to get your PC's power in

The sane-release PPA has "scanimage" in its packages.  That hasn't
changed.  And yes, they're for 22.04.

On Tue, Oct 18, 2022 at 1:09 AM M. Fioretti <mfioretti at nexaima.net> wrote:
> Hi Kelly, and thanks, with a couple questions on specific points:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2022 11:39:14 AM -0400, Kelly Price wrote:
> > I can answer that from a user's perspective.  My go-to for scanners is
> > the LiDE series.
> >
> > Yes, they're USB powered because they use LED lighting.  It allows
> > them to sip power, so they're under the 5V 500mA limit.  I've had
> > these plugged in via a hub and now direct.  Works nicely.
> but does the hub **NEED** to be powered? Until now, I've done with a
> four port "passive" hub attached to my NUC desktop, for: mouse,
> keyboard, webcam & printer/scanner. Replacing that with a powered
> hub would (besides being ~25/30 EUR more, AFAICT) be a problem because
> I already am out of easy to reach electrical sockets...
> > And it's best if you use the "sane-releases" PPA, because Ubuntu can
> > lag behind.  It should work out of the box with the PPA.
> on the software side...
> what I need is the most is a command line utility to scan at maximum
> resolution from inside a shell script. That would be still
> "scanimage", or something else here?
> This said, I have discovered that there are also packages by Canon itself:
> https://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/scanners/lide_series/canoscan-lide-400.html?type=drivers&language=en&os=linux%20(64-bit)
> but since they are declared for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the PPAs you mention
> should be much better for 22.04, right? I mean, these:
> https://launchpad.net/~sane-project/+archive/ubuntu/sane-release
> Thanks, looking forward to these confirmation so I can go to the store
> and buy this thing...
> Marco

Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price

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