Software projects/OS/Slackware/Advanced usage/Image scanning

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  • In order to use a scanner, you have to give your user(s) the good rights.
  • As root, edit /etc/group , and add your username in the scanner group.
  • Log out from Xfce, log out from the console, log in and type startx.


  • In the Xfce menu -> Graphics -> XSane
  • You can also open a terminal and type:

Hewlett Packard devices

  • To easily configure a HP device, type as root:
  • Activate HP frontend under Xfce. Go in the menu -> Settings -> Settings Manager -> Session and Startup -> Application Autostart tab, then check "HP System Tray Service".