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    Default Scan on windows PC with scanner connected to openSUSE PC

    Hello,

    Is it possible to scan (receive an image) on a Windows PC if the scanner is connected to a Linux (openSUSE 13.2) PC?
    I was led to the xsane site in search of a solution to doing this but the site doesn't offer windows download anymore because it increases the traffic too much it seems.
    Next I tried SANEWin but it didn't like my Windows 10 installation.

    Is there a way to do this easily? The scanner is connected to USB and the openSUSE PC the USB leads to is connected to the LAN. The scanner is a Canon LIDE 110 which works fine on the openSUSE PC with Skanlite
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    Default Re: Scan on windows PC with scanner connected to openSUSE PC

    On 2015-07-30 18:26, Axeia wrote:
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    > Hello,
    >
    > Is it possible to scan (receive an image) on a Windows PC if the scanner
    > is connected to a Linux (openSUSE 13.2) PC?
    > I was led to the xsane site in search of a solution to doing this but
    > the site doesn't offer windows download anymore because it increases the
    > traffic too much it seems.
    > Next I tried SANEWin but it didn't like my Windows 10 installation.
    >
    > Is there a way to do this easily? The scanner is connected to USB and
    > the openSUSE PC the USB leads to is connected to the LAN. The scanner is
    > a Canon LIDE 110 which works fine on the openSUSE PC with Skanlite


    I have not done it, but sane can work across the network, yes. However,
    if there is no Windows client, you are out of luck.

    Another caveat may be that it is a Canon. Skanlite is not sane, I
    believe. maybe I'm wrong, dunno.

    However, you can display any Linux graphical application across the
    network on another machine, be it Linux or Windows. X is a
    client-server... er... thing.

    In Windows you could use "MobaXterm":

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_SSH_clients
    http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/

    Notice that the actual work is done in the server (Linux) and displayed
    in the client (Windows). Graphic applications that display heavy
    graphics, demanding them to be transported over the network, are slow.
    And your file would be saved on the Linux machine, you would still need
    to copy it over to Windows (or share the directory).

    So you need a fast network.

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    Default Re: Scan on windows PC with scanner connected to openSUSE PC

    Thanks for the replies, it looks like skanlite uses sane at least
    it requires libksane which in turn requires sane.

    I'm mainly trying to get around my father having to physically connect the scanner to his laptop so a simple solution with a GUI would be prefered.
    The ArchLinux wiki doesn't mention Windows and presenting my father with the whole GUI seems a bit overkill/confusing.

    I tried http://sanetwain.ozuzo.net/ as I've the read that it works under 64 bits system even though the author claims it doesn't and the application seems like it would do what I need it to do.
    Simply setting 'PCUSER' in it as the username and then on the serverside in "Yast > Scanner > Other > Scanning Via network" setting the "Permitted clients for saned" field to PCUSER doesn't work sadly.
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    Default Re: Scan on windows PC with scanner connected to openSUSE PC

    If there's anyone with a 32 bit windows operating system who's willing to try the same? I'd be interested to see if using it this way does work for them.
    According to the openSUSE docs the configuration through YaST should be that simple. Same thing with SaneTwain, should work after putting in the hostname.
    All I'm getting however is "Error establishing connection to host" (the firewall is disabled).
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    Default Re: Scan on windows PC with scanner connected to openSUSE PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Axeia View Post
    I tried http://sanetwain.ozuzo.net/ as I've the read that it works under 64 bits system even though the author claims it doesn't and the application seems like it would do what I need it to do.
    Simply setting 'PCUSER' in it as the username and then on the serverside in "Yast > Scanner > Other > Scanning Via network" setting the "Permitted clients for saned" field to PCUSER doesn't work sadly.
    Hi Axeia

    That is an interesting approach and one that is similarly described in the blog linked below (where a R.Pi is used as the networked SANE server)
    http://blog.pi3g.com/2013/04/raspber...-even-windows/

    When you tried this, I assume you now had the scanner physically attached to the Linux machine (acting as a server) with Windows acting as a client?

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    On 2015-07-30 23:56, Axeia wrote:
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    > Thanks for the replies, it looks like skanlite uses sane at least
    > it requires libksane which in turn requires sane.
    >
    > I'm mainly trying to get around my father having to physically connect
    > the scanner to his laptop so a simple solution with a GUI would be
    > prefered.


    Yep.

    > The ArchLinux wiki doesn't mention Windows and presenting my father with
    > the whole GUI seems a bit overkill/confusing.


    MobaXterm is not the whole GUI. It is basically an ssh client, with X
    components so that you can run any Linux application from Windows. It
    works as if in Linux, you use "ssh -X user@remote.server", and then
    start an application, like for instance "kwrite". You get the kwrite
    window in Windows.

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    Default Re: Scan on windows PC with scanner connected to openSUSE PC

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Hi Axeia

    That is an interesting approach and one that is similarly described in the blog linked below (where a R.Pi is used as the networked SANE server)
    http://blog.pi3g.com/2013/04/raspber...-even-windows/

    When you tried this, I assume you now had the scanner physically attached to the Linux machine (acting as a server) with Windows acting as a client?
    Indeed I had That's kind of the ideal solution I'd like.


    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    MobaXterm is not the whole GUI. It is basically an ssh client, with X
    components so that you can run any Linux application from Windows. It
    works as if in Linux, you use "ssh -X user@remote.server", and then
    start an application, like for instance "kwrite". You get the kwrite
    window in Windows.
    Mmmh that does sound rather interesting. I might give it a look tomorrow.
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    Default Re: Scan on windows PC with scanner connected to openSUSE PC

    Having added the following
    "192.168.1.0/24"

    To /etc/ssane.d/saned.conf and restarting the computer (I couldn't figure out how to restart the sane deamon) it now works. I can scan an image through SaneTwain on a 64-bits windows version (windows 10 & Vista).
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    Default Re: Scan on windows PC with scanner connected to openSUSE PC

    On 2015-07-31 19:16, Axeia wrote:

    > To /etc/ssane.d/saned.conf and restarting the computer (I couldn't
    > figure out how to restart the sane deamon) it now works.


    I don't have it installed, so I can't check precisely, but it is always
    the same way.

    Any daemon can be started via xinetd, dynamically when there is a
    request via network, in which case it is not started till there a such
    request.

    Or, more likely, it can be started as a service. Traditionally, there
    would be a script under /etc/init.d/ called perhaps ssane, and a link in
    /sbin/rcssane, so doing:

    Code:
    su -
    rcssane restart
    would do the trick. Alternatively, modern systemd style:

    Code:
    su -
    systemctl restart ssane[tabkey][tabkey]...[enter]

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