23 December 2010, 16:02
I just bought a scanner thinking that if it’s not supported I would return it (but hoping that I wouldn’t have to).
I should have checked the sane website on supported hardware...
Turns out that support for the LiDE 210 was added into sane’s git a few days ago. This is so recent that there’s no ubuntu package for it yet. So I decided to add an updated one to my PPA.
So, to get your LiDE 210 scanner working under Ubuntu 10.10 you need to:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plaxx/random-fixes $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install libsane sane-utils
This way you will have a recent sane version (December 23rd) with LiDE 210 support.
I’m pretty sure this won’t be required in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty since I would expect an updated release straight from the sane project to be included in the upcoming ubuntu release.
Happy holiday season to everyone!
— Olivier Bilodeau