scanDoX - The Linux  Scanner Driver for your Fujitsu Scanner Linux scanner software certified by Fujitsu Germany
scanDoX - The Fujitsu Scanner Driver for Linux
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  Installation and scanDoX-setup

Go to the download section of this website and fill out the download form.

scanDoX will be send to you as an email.
Save the attached rpm-package file to a directory on your hard drive.

Open a xterm or another console as root.
(don't worry, the root right are needed only during install)

In this directory you will find a rpm file. Install this rpm with rpm -i scanDoX.rpm
or update from an existing to a newer version with rpm -U scanDoX.rpm
After the rpm is installed you can type scanDoX-setup This command is case-sensitive (as usual under Linux).

  root rights needed

This is propably the first screen you wil see from scanDoX-setup.
That's because we need root rights to install scanDoX.
The reason for that is that we might have to modify a few system config files.

  Playin' god

So you are the master now.
Be careful not to become "the master of desaster"!

Alright then type scanDoX-setup

  The first Screen

Ok, we are now in the setup programm for scanDoX.
Let me explain the points now.

exit guess!
configure scanner This runs the init scanner process and probes the interfaces for scanner hardware
test scanner Detailed info on this point can be found below.
view logfile Shows the scanDoX logfile, so that you can determine what went wrong. (If something went wrong).
clear logfile The logfile may grow a little with the time. So just clear.
optimize configuration Every USB-Device has a unique ID. But your Linux may not know every hardware. This point ensures, that the Fujitsu-scanners will be recognized.
check license file This routine checks, if the license file is in the right place and if the structure is valid
help and support This point is about getting help and support.


  configure scanner

After selecting the configure scanner. A Dialog similar to this should come up.
If not. Check this:

  • Is the scanner connected? Check the data and power cables.
    (no kidding. That happens faily often)
  • Is the scanner online
  • Did Linux recognize the scanner

  test scanner

After the configuration is done the headline of the Dialogbox has changed.
You may want to test the configuration now. Select test scanner to do so.

  test submenu

In this menu you can select the basic scan-operations.
Just select one and press return, to start the scan.

Ops, there is a point left to mention:
list all parameters

Selecting this point will show you all features of your scanner.

  command line

After selecting one of the basic scan operations, this dialog will appear.
It shows the exact commandline, with which the actual operation was performed.
So it is more easy and transparent for you, what scanDoX is doing.

  the log-file

This is a picture of a log-file after scanning.
(The 3 stands for the selected operation. scan gray)

  log checking

If you want to view the log-file on the fly, while scanning, type tail -fn /var/log/scanDoX/error.log in another console or xterm.

  optimize configuration

As mentioned above: Every USB-Device has a unique ID. But maybe your distribution may not know the IDs of new Fujitsu-scanners. This point ensures, that the recognition of the scanner works. But to do so, we have to modify the modules.conf and usb.handmap files. We just append our changes.

lt would be a good idea to backup these files before performing this operation.

  help and support

We really try to give you a good support. But please make sure, that you have checked the "easy" things and faq before mailing us. Otherwise the developement is paralized by answering mails.

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