I found this on the web:
Support has recently been added for this scanner. You have to download the
latest source code and compile. Below is instructions copied from a
To get this working, here are the steps to take:
1) You need some usb libraries, so, in a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install libusb-dev build-essential libsane-dev
2) To get the sane backends from git you need git-core. If you don't
already have it, type this (also in a terminal):
sudo apt-get install git-core
3) Now use the git that was just installed to get the sane backends
using the following command:
git clone git://git.debian.org/sane/sane-backends.git
That downloads the backends and puts them in a folder called
sane-backends in your home folder.
4) Change directory into the new sane-backends folder and compile them:
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
make <--- this one takes a while
sudo make install
Now everything is installed, but you still won't be able to scan
(except as root) until you set up some permissions.
5) You need to edit a file, but you need to be root to edit it, so:
sudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules
and add the following 2 lines:
# Canon CanoScan Lide 100
save the file, exit gedit, exit terminal, reboot, and...
On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Arun Khan <knura9(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 10:17 AM, jitendra
I propose to purchase a scanner and also use the
same , among other
for reading Business cards of contacts to build a
1. Can I assume that using any scanner I can get pdf files and the same
can be OCRed ( using pdfocr script which uses Cnueiform )
You can choose PDF output in xsane, no idea if it can be OCR'd by your
I am using Epson Perfection V30 in my office. You will need to
download Linux drivers from Epson's site. The download also includes
two minimalist scanner apps that produce output in JPEG, PDF, PNG
formats; the output is good enough for my use.
2. Are there any scanners I should avoid
3. Any experience or Contra-indication against
Canon LiDE 100 .
About 4 months back I installed an unit @ client site - it does not
support Linux and at that time Canon had no drivers for it on their
From other forums, similar query, I have read that HP scanners work
with Linux - do your research as for model numbers etc.
4. Any application that reads the business
cards and intelligently (or
interactively) give parsed data from business card
5. Any recommendation for FOSS application for building a database for
contacts using scanner/OCR/manual effort
I am also interested in the above two. Please do post your findings
when find something useful.
-- Arun Khan