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Installing Packard Bell Diamond 1200 Plus Scanner Driver

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:09 am
by Type It Tiger
Installing Packard Bell Diamond 1200 Plus Scanner Driver - Linux Mint / Ubuntu

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
posted by http://TypeItTiger.co.uk

1) First you need xsane to be able to scan things at all.

sudo apt-get install xsane


2) Plug in your scanner by USB. Attempt to scan by typing scanimage. It won’t work, but you need to see the error message.

scanimage

[gt68xx] Couldn't open firmware file (`/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/PS1Dfw.usb'): No such file or directory
scanimage: open of device gt68xx:libusb:004:002 failed: Invalid argument

See that PS1Dfw.usb? You need to get that file from http://meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/ but be aware that your computer might ask for a different file such as ps1fw.usb or ps1fw.usb. Whichever it is, find it on the page and click it to download.

3) Remove the redundant gt68xx file from SANE

sudo rm /usr/share/sane/gt68xx


4) Make a directory in SANE called gt68xx

sudo mkdir /usr/share/sane/gt68xx

5) Move the downloaded driver from DOWNLOADS into the new directory

sudo sudo mv ~/Downloads/PS1Dfw.usb /usr/share/sane/gt68xx


DONE!

TRY YOUR SCANNER! 8)

Re: Installing Packard Bell Diamond 1200 Plus Scanner Driver

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:37 am
by stevecook172001
Superb instructional. Took me about 50 seconds!

Cheers mate.