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Scanning in Linux (BearPaw 1200 CU Plus on Fedora 11)

In my case, the scanner hardware is BearPaw 1200 CU Plus.

Get the firmware file PS1Gfw.usb from your scanner installation disk or google for it. Plug in the hardware to an USB port.

sudo yum -y install skanlite xsane
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/sane/gt68xx
sudo cp PS1Gfw.usb /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/

The last command outputs something like:

found USB scanner (vendor=0x055f, product=0x021b [USB Scanner], chip=GT-6816) at libusb:008:002
found USB scanner (vendor=0x147e [TouchStrip        ], product=0x1000 [Fingerprint Sensor   ]) at libusb:004:003

Adjust the below to this output in case when your hardware is different.

sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/gt68xx.conf

Locate string “usb 0x055f 0x021b” and replace with:

usb 0x055f 0x021b
override "override mustek-bearpaw-2400-cu"
firmware "/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/PS1Gfw.usb"
vendor "Mustek"
model "BearPaw 1200 CU Plus"
afe 0x20 0x02 0x22 0x03 0x1f 0x04

You should be able to use Applications->Graphics->Scanner Tool or Scanlite now.

Scanner in Linux: BearPaw 1200 CU Plus

Scanner in Linux: BearPaw 1200 CU Plus

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