How to use (network) scanners with POL?

Scanner installed and working on Linux

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msamsa Thursday 6 August 2015 at 20:18

I just installed XnView in PlayOnLinux and want to use it to scan files using a Samsung MFC printer (Samsung SCX-4729), which is connected through the network (not USB!!!).

Both scanning and printing on that printer/scanner scanner is working properly in my host environment (LinuxMint 17.2). I can print from any program and I can scan using sane.

How can I access the scanner from within PlayOnLinux?

XnView has a menu item "Select TWAIN source", but when I click it, nothing happens. IT doesnt freeze or lock up either, any other menu item after that still works. It just does not open up the TWAIN dialog.

I guess in a "real" Windows, the TWAIN dialog that would come up at that point is provided by the system or some driver, rather than by XnView itself.

How can I access the scanner?

I tried installing Samsung's windows scan driver on the same virtual drive, but the installer crashed.




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petch Thursday 6 August 2015 at 22:12

msamsa Friday 7 August 2015 at 4:18

I do have libsane installed; not sure if the fact that it is missing the :386 suffix matters.

This is a 64bit machine; the virtual disk I have created is 64bit as well.

I googled and didnt find anything relevant; although some pacges were talking about a wine-twain package, that I can not find anywhere. But those posts were many years old, maybe that package has been discontinued or it moved into the main wine package...

petch Friday 7 August 2015 at 9:35

From what I've read all you need is libsane, I have no way to test anything currently.

However I have very little experience with 64bit Wine, it's still somewhat experimental.