Saturday, January 25, 2003

HP Photo Scanner 1000 works under Linux!

While at LinuxWorld I mentioned to a coworker that I picked up an HP
Photo Scanner 1000
and wanted to get it working under Linux (either Debian 'testing' or Red Hat 8.0) and he suggested just trying to mount it. Well, it works great!

This little script works well for me. Press the scan button and
wait for it to finish scanning and then run this script:

mount /mnt/scanner
cp /mnt/scanner/* ~/tmp/scans
umount /mnt

Be sure to put this in your /etc/fstab to allow non-root users to
mount the device:

/dev/sda /mnt/scanner vfat noauto,ro,user,exec 0 0

and you have created

If you want to get fancy, make a link to it from your KDE desktop or
copy it into Nautilus' scripts area -- ~/.gnome/nautilus-scripts/