install application for scanning images in Linux
install sane-backends, xsane,
also install xsane-gimp if having xsane as a plugin of gimp (instead of ln -s /usr/bin/xsane ~/.gimp*/plug-ins this DOESN'T work!!!)
if connecting more than 1 scanner device, or having video card installed
to start xsane with corrent device without trouble of choosing device immediately after startup of xsane.
backendname:device can be obtained by: