There was a discussion recently on Twitter over whether the ScanSnap was supported in Linux.
Out of the box, none of the models come with Linux drivers – the S510 and S300 come with Windows software, and the S510 and S300M come with Mac OSX software.
However, there is a project called SANE – Scanner Access Now Easy that’s goal is to enable as many scanners as possible in Linux.
This post by Mark J Cox outlines how he got the S510 to work in RedHat Enterprise Linux.
# echo “usb 0x04c5 0x1155” >> /etc/sane.d/fujitsu.conf
Then you can use any scanning front-end, or from the command line say you wanted to scan at 150dpi colour, double-sided, then use “scanimage -L” to figure out where your scanner is, and replace the 005:004 below with the location:
# scanadf –device fujitsu:libusb:005:004 –source “ADF Duplex” –mode Color -v –resolution 150 –y-resolution 150
Mark’s post is from September 2007 and from looking at the SANE documentation, it looks like both the S510 and S300 are on the list of supported devices, so it may actually be that Mark’s hack is no longer required as long as you have the latest sane-backend (at least 1.0.19).
Do you have the ScanSnap working in Linux or any other *nix flavor? Let us know in the comments how it’s working for you and how easy it is to do.