Re: Flatbed Scanner
> Cany anyone recommend a good flatbed scanner for under $200.00 that
> they are currently using with a Debian box?
Be sure you get a USB 2 scanner, as it will be much faster than USB 1. The
USB 2 scanners are newer, so many of them aren't supported in Linux yet, but
some are. Check http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html to
see which models are supported.
I'm currently using a Canon LiDE 60 with my Debian box. It works fine, is
fast, and cost about $70 I believe. It's a flatbed, and is powered through
the USB cable so you don't need a power brick-- a nice convenience IMO. The
front panel buttons don't work, but it's no great loss.
Earlier LiDE models have been supported by SANE for a long time, but support
for the newer (USB 2) models is just coming on line. IIRC I had to
# Canon LiDE 60
usb 0x04a9 0x221c
in /etc/sane/genesys.conf in order for SANE to recognize mine; the line was
there but commented out because support for that model is still brand-new.