SANE Scanner vs. Xubuntu 18.04

I recently bumped the desktop PC with the scanner from an old Mint to Xubuntu 18.04, which killed a day with all the system and UI tweakage.

The old guides for setting up a networked SANE scanner became inoperative with systemd ruling the configurations, so, after some flailing around, I found a newer guide referencing a guide for USB scanners and pointing to a deeper guide for network sharing in the age of systemd.

The USB guide points out the existence of Access Control Lists for the various device files, which I didn’t know was a thing. AFAICT, you must still be in the scanner group for remote access to happen.

I lost track of the changes during all the flailing around, but it definitely didn’t Just Work.

I’m sure all this will change before I must do it again.

3 thoughts on “SANE Scanner vs. Xubuntu 18.04

  1. My elderly Epson (circa 2004) works with Sane on Slackware 14.2. My networking needs are simple, so I’ll only scan from the machine it’s attached to. I can move the files later…

    FWIW, when it was under Windows, the Epson software didn’t make it past Win XP, but Hamrick’s Vuescan did the job well for Win 7. The only Win 7 machine is waiting for a Linux upgrade, and for me to re-set the battery latch spring. Major oops there.

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