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Scanners in the PC hall

See also scanning via SUPO or scanning on copiers.

There are two CANON CanoScan LiDE 100 scanners freely available at the Faculty, connected to the machines nymfe01 and nymfe06 respectively, with optical resolution up to 2400x4800 dpi. When using it, take care to keep the glass clean and do not touch it unnecessarily. Do not clean the glass yourself, but send any requests for cleaning to

A low-level tool suitable for repeat scanning is scanimageand for more user-friendly scanning try xsane. GIMP. If the scanned file is of PNM type, it can be easily converted with programs such as convert (ImageMagick) or GIMP.

What to do in case of problems

If xsane fails to start, or does not offer you any scanner, try listing the detected scanners: scanimage -L. You should correctly get output similar to this:

device `genesys:libusb:001:002' is a Canon LiDE 110 flatbed scanner

Disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable may also help.

If the scanning program happens to terminate unexpectedly, check if it is still running (perhaps without a visible window) (e.g. with the command ps). If so, kill it (with the command kill -9 $PID) so that it does not block other users.

If you have any problems or are unclear, email