Getting Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i to work on Ubuntu 16.04LTS

ScanSnap 1300i

Upgrade or install SANE backends

Since the version of SANE in the Ubuntu 16.04LTS repos is not working for this scanner you either need to install from sources (see this blog) or from this PPA.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rolfbensch/sane-git
sudo apt update
sudo apt install sane-backends tesseract-ocr gscan2pdf

Security

Add yourself to the ‘scanner’ group to be able to use the scanner.

sudo usermod -a -G scanner USERNAME

Checking SANE

Check for the libsane version (needs to be at least libsane.so.1.0.26 not libsane.so.1.0.25 which is in the Ubuntu repos)

sudo ldconfig -v | grep libsane

This should show something like: libsane.so.1 -> libsane.so.1.0.26

Add udev rules for the scanner

sudo vim /etc/udev/rules.d/79-scanner.rules
#add the following
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04c5", ATTRS{idProduct}=="128d", MODE="0664", GROUP="scanner", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

Get the firmware for the FUJITSU ScanSnap S1300i

sudo mkdir /usr/share/sane/epjitsu
cd /usr/share/sane/epjitsu
sudo wget https://github.com/ckunte/scansnap-firmware/raw/master/1300i_0D12.nal

Testing

scanimage -L

>> device `epjitsu:libusb:002:027′ is a FUJITSU ScanSnap S1300i scanner

You can now use gscan2pdf to scan, clean and OCR from the ScanSnap S1300i.

Author: Leo Gaggl

ict business owner specialising in mobile learning systems. interests: sustainability, internet of things, ict for development, open innovation, agriculture

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