Scanner/9.2

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Beginning with PC-BSD® 9.1, Control Panel provides an icon for accessing XSane[1], a graphical utility for managing scanners.

Figure 8.14a: XSane Interface

To use your scanner, make sure the device is plugged into the PC-BSD® system and click Control PanelScanner icon, or type xsane from the command line. A pop-up message will indicate that XSane is detecting devices and will prompt you to accept the XSane license if a device is detected. If a device is not detected, search for your device at the list of supported scanners[2].

NOTE: if the scanner is part of an HP All-in-One device, make sure that HPLIP is first installed in Control PanelSystem ManagerSystem PackagesHardware-Drivers.

Figure 8.14a shows the XSane interface running on a PC-BSD® system attached to an HP OfficeJet.

The XSane Documentation[3] contains details on how to perform common tasks such as saving an image to a file, photocopying an image, and creating a fax. It also describes all of the icons in the interface and how to use them.

By default, XSane uses the default browser when you click F1 to access its built-in documentation. How to configure the default browser varies by window manager so you may need to do an Internet search if you need to set that configuration setting and can not find it.


References


  1. http://www.xsane.org/
  2. http://www.sane-project.org/sane-backends.html
  3. http://www.xsane.org/doc/sane-xsane-doc.html
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