I have a mustek UB scanner and Ubuntu would recognize it but not scan from it, simple scan would tell me that it is unable to connect to the scanner and xsane would tell me failed to open device invalid argument gt68xx: At present, the following scanners are known to work more or less with this backend: Try this Internet site: The only choice was to replug the scanner in this case. If this variable is not set, the configuration file is searched in two default directories:

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The scanning part seems to have been solved: See sane-ma 5 for details. Is there a source, somewhere, of the files that Mustek seems to want? I’ve installed this and given it an initial try out and it does seem to do the job. I’ve found the file online and it is saved to my ‘Downloads’ folder.

Many thanks for your invaluable help.

– How to get a mustek UB scanner working? – Ask Ubuntu

I do have a Linux for Dummies book as lniux reading, but these file permissions are really not explained except in outline. If your logged in mustke root you “should” be able to edit it I’ve had this message in Terminal.


In earlier versions this backend failed when it was loaded the second time in some configurations. I now need to install a file into a folder that SANE knows where to look.

Easy way to enable Mustek UB scanner on Ubuntu It seems I am not in the sudoers file wherever that might be located. Your scanner will then work. But these file permissions in Linux defeat me every time. It all seems the computer does not regard me as an administrator. Blessed mustke the peacemakers The backend uses a workaround for that bug now but it’s only tested on Linux.

Now the pclos gnomes don’t have to try and figure out why it was fubar. The following options can be used: BUGS These devices have a hardware bug: I can understand the need for a genuine network to be bullet proofed, but my network is only for my use with a desktop and notebook to keep in sync and an elderly desktop running Ubuntu 9 for backup when Windows messes up my HDD.


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But I still need to do some more setting up with it. Linux commands ARE case sensitive. Thanx for anything helpful–doug.

You are logged into reality as ‘root’ logging in as ‘insane’ is the only safe option. The current Ubuntu-version of hplip should be more than new enough. Please login or register.

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Sign up using Email and Password. See sane-usb 5 for details.

Try this Internet site: Can anyone please help? Reports for other operating systems are appreciated.

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My problem is I am unfamiliar with Linux syntax and I am having problems with file permissions. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. See sane-plustek 5 for details.