View Full Version : Ubuntu and scanners...

March 29th, 2012, 10:41 PM
The thing I'd really like to see in 12.04 (or 12.10) would be a system app that lets the user easily set up their printer scanner. It could be built in to the current printer gui, or stand-alone.

Having the printer ui makes installing a printer so easy, but without a scanner app it makes setting up so difficult for most users - particularly newbies.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

March 30th, 2012, 02:14 PM
I've never had issues using Xsane for the scanner part of my all-in-one. Might be because mine's many years old, but still.

April 1st, 2012, 07:53 PM
Same here with Xsane and Simple Scan, and that's across the network!

April 1st, 2012, 08:06 PM
scanners are pretty much just plug and play as long as it has a driver to use on the system...

April 1st, 2012, 08:13 PM
my canon lide 20 is plug and play xsane takes care of it
my hp deskjet 3845 is also plug and print,what else could i ask
maybe usb gps support,please kill gpsd....