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ubuntu:xsane_as_a_photocopier [2010/06/25 14:00] (current)
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 +====== Xsane as a photocopier ======
 +
 +[[http://​xsane.org|Xsane]] needs a little bit of preference configuration to get it working as a photocopier.
 +
 +Here is my set-up:
 +  * Ubuntu 9.10 with default Xsane install (0.996)
 +  * CanoScan N650u (scanner) ​
 +  * HP LaserJet 1200 (printer)
 +
 +First, you need to know the name of your printer on your system. Run this command in a terminal to get it:
 +  lpstat -a
 +
 +which, on my set up, gives me:
 +  HP-LaserJet-1200-2 acceptant des requêtes depuis ven 25 jun 2010 13:32:29 CEST
 +  ​
 +Then, in the menu Xsane > Preferences > Configuration (shortcut: [alt]-s ), under the "​Copy"​ tab, give a name to your printer (any name is fine) and as a command, write this:
 +  lpr -P the_name_of_your_printer_on_your_system
 +  ​
 +As an example, on my system, I had to write this:
 +  lpr -P HP-LaserJet-1200-2
 +
 +This should be sufficient to get it working.
 +
 +Although, I also needed to deactivate the "​create zlib compressed postscript image for printing"​ to get it working. But maybe you don't :-)
 +
 +----
 +
 +To write this tutorial, I found some useful info on these pages:
 +  * [[http://​ubuntuforums.org/​archive/​index.php/​t-566829.html]]
 +  * [[http://​doc.ubuntu-fr.org/​xsane]] (fr)
 +  * [[http://​xsane.org/​doc/​sane-xsane-setup-copy-doc.html]]
 +