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    Default Gimp acquire


    I used to scan pictures through Gimp under SuSE 10.2, using the "acquire" option in the file menu. Having now moved to SuSE 11.0 and installed Gimp 2.6.3, I no longer find this option where it used to be.
    Has it moved? changed name? disappeared? any clue would be welcome.

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    Default Re: Gimp acquire

    Go to File / Create / xscan image.

    Is your scanner installed?

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    Default Re: Gimp acquire

    I don't appear to have xscan under file -> create, but I have now remembered how I solved this last time around. If anyone is interested here is the explanation:

    My scanner is part of an all-in-one printer (Canon PIXMA MP210). As such it is not recognized by SuSe as a separate scanning device (I did try to install it).

    I have a scangear rpm from Canon (only available at Canon Australia - Home, if anyone is interested), which I installed without difficulty. This gives access to a "ScanGear MP" option under file -> create.

    However, due to group permissions this will only activate the software if you are logged in as root. As any other user I get the message:
    Cannot find Canon MFP scanner device

    At least I can now scan.

    Thanks for the help!

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