Using Scanner

Issue:

install application for scanning images in Linux

Solution:

install sane-backends, xsane,

Tricks:

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
run:

xsane [backendname:device]

to start xsane with corrent device without trouble of choosing device immediately after startup of xsane.

backendname:device can be obtained by:

scanimage -L

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