Ubuntu – paperless office on a budget

Since paper and myself have never gotten on well I have always been dreaming of a paperless office. A while ago I purchased a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 scanner for the office. I did this after doing some research on which Automatic Document Feed (ADF) multipage & duplex scanners were both affordable as well as supported on Linux.   by  Terry Freedman It took a while for me to get around to set all of this up, but the result now is that this scanner is connected to a headless Ubuntu VM and the press of the scanner button will: scan the document perform OCR to convert to text combine the text with PDF to create a searchable PDF OPTIONAL - send the resulting document into Alfresco Document Management Server via FTP Install dependencies NOTE: PPA is only required for support of Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:rolfbensch/sane-git sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sane sane-utils imagemagick tesseract-ocr pdftk libtiff-tools libsane-extras exactimage wput Install scanbuttond Download the "Debian Experimental" package from http://pkgs.org/download/scanbuttond sudo dpkg -i scanbuttond_0.2.3.cvs20090713-14_i386.deb This step is only for the Fujitsu ScanSnap support. For other scanners you can probably install from the Ubuntu Repository Scanner config vim 40-libsane.rules #add this line ATTRS{idVendor}=="04c5", ATTRS{idProduct}=="11a2", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes" Permissions sudo adduser saned scanner Useful command lines for troubleshooting Since I had a few trouble getting this scanner to work properly I found the following commands highly useful in locating the issue. man sane-usb sane-find-scanner scanimage -L dmesg tail /var/log/udev NOTE: If you are using a…

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Installing Samsung Multifunction Printer – Ubuntu 11.10

Getting Multifunction Printers to scan under Linux can be a bit of a pain. The Samsung SCX-3400 I had to install recently was no exception. Here are the necessary steps I had to perform: Ignore all Samsung Provided CD's and downloads. They do not work under Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) Add Samsung Unified Driver repository http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/smfpv3.html Install Samsung drivers and libsane-extras Edit sane configuration files vim /etc/apt/sources.list #add the Samsung Unified Driver Repo deb http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/ debian extra wget http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/suldr.gpg apt-key add suldr.gpg apt-get update apt-get install samsungmfp-data samsungmfp-driver samsungmfp-network samsungmfp-scanner samsungmfp-configurator-data samsungmfp-configurator-qt4 libsane-extras The following sane config files need to be modified (add lines) /etc/sane.d/xerox_mfp.conf # Samsung SCX-3400 usb 0x04e8 0x344f /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules # Samsung SCX-3400 ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="344f", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes" The entries above are for the SCX-3400 model. To find the USB ID's for other models use sane-find-scanner Thanks to the following Ubuntu Forum participants for providing some the tips: http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/installation-samsung-scx/

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