Unfortunately, the scanner doesn't work with the
xsaneclient that comes with the base Ubuntu CD. For it to work, I had to install the SANE backend.
sudo apt-get install sane
Here's where I got a little confused. The scanner is made by Plustek, and the company has its own drivers section. But apparently, I'm supposed to use the
A couple more steps were necessary:
1) Look for the appropriate driver from http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/. For the OpticSlim 1200 turned out to be
To access the scanner, I had to invoke
xscanimagecomes with the
sanepackage. It's fairly basic but it gets the job done. More on it in a later post. (I needed to run it via
sudofor now, but I suspect that once I log back in, I can run it as an ordinary user. It should also appear in my GIMP menu.)
Below is a sample scan.