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ScanSnap S1300i on Ubuntu 18.04

I was quite happy after finding that I could get Maly’s scansnap S1300i working on my Ubuntu 18.04 install so here are my notes. The reference I used is here:

First plugin your scansnap to your system via usb and then run these commands.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install sane tesseract-ocr
sudo usermod -a -G scanner yourusername
sudo sane-find-scanner
scanimage -L
device `epjitsu:libusb:002:011' is a FUJITSU ScanSnap S1300i scanner
sudo ldconfig -v | grep libsane

install driver 1300i_0D12.nal which can be downloaded from here:

sudo mkdir /usr/share/sane/epjitsu
cd /usr/share/sane/epjitsu
sudo wget

create the file

sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/79-scanner.rules

with the following contents:

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04c5", ATTRS{idProduct}=="128d", MODE="0664", GROUP="scanner", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

Next install a basic gnu scanner to pdf utility.

sudo apt install gscan2pdf
“Ctrl G” triggers the scan document command or press the button on the toolbar.
To scan legal sized pages (8.5x14in) you’ll want to adjust the control on “Scan Document” window > “Geometry” tab > “Page Height” to 355.60 mm.

I also picked up a copy of Master PDF Editor for $69.95 which works very well on Ubuntu 18.04 and can be used to control the scanner instead of using gscan2pdf for normal 8.5 x 11 pages.