SANE stands for "Scanner Access Now Easy". It is an application programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware (i.e., flatbed scanner, handheld scanner, video- and still-cameras, etc.). The SANE API is public domain and its discussion and development is open to everyone. The current source code is written for UNIX (including GNU/Linux) and is available under the GNU General Public License (the SANE API is available to proprietary applications and back-ends).
SANE-compliant applications are applications that use one or more SANE modules to access a scanner or a camera. These are also referred to as SANE frontends. See this link for a list of currently available frontends.
NOTE: This procedure applies to both USB and Network-connected printers. Follow the steps below to scan using the Xsane app:
Download the Scan driver for Linux based system from Lexmark Support website.
Note: Click here to view steps.
Install the driver on the system. For Debian-based systems, run the following command from the terminal:
sudo dpkg -i network-scan-linux-glibc2-x86.deb
Note: Where network-scan-linux-glibc2-x86.deb is the Scan driver for Debian-based systems.
Open XSane application (i.e., Scanner Tool).
Note: After opening the app, it will search for compatible USB and Network scanning devices on the network.
Select your printer on the available devices list and click OK.
Note: In this step, you may select either your USB or Network-connected device. In the event where only one scanning device is found on the network, XSane will proceed with this device as default.
Specify the necessary parameters you wish to set, then click Acquire preview in the Preview window or click Scan to initiate the scan process.
The printer will submit a profile and will prompt you to follow instructions to complete your scan.
Note: Certain network-capable models, specifically newer ones, will have an option to start the scan immediately via the Start Immediately tick box. Click here to view sample image.
Important Reminders on XSane scanning
Important reminders on scanimage, scanadf scanning
Important reminders on Openoffice using xscanimage scanning
If you require additional assistance, please close this window and locate Get In Touch with Lexmark! for contact information. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer model/machine type and serial number (SN).
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