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Packard Bell Diamond 1200 scanner Ubuntu configuration

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How to install a Packard Bell Diamond 1200 plus scanner (Mustek Bearpaw) in Ubuntu



This is more for my own reference than anything else, I've undoubtedly been through this procedure many, many times and I always seem to run into the same problems; so I'm documenting this for my own benefit.


Prerequisites -

  • Active Internet connection
  • Mustek Bearpaw based scanner (obviously)
Procedure -
  • Connect scanner to an available USB port
  • Drop to a command line and issue the following command:
All being well, the output from the command should be:
[gt68xx] Couldn't open firmware file (`/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/PS1Dfw.usb'): No such file or directory
scanimage: open of device gt68xx:libusb:004:002 failed: Invalid argument
This basically means that the system is looking a file 'PS1Dfw.usb' which is the actual firmware for this scanner. We need to acquire a copy of this file and drop it into the relevant directory '/usr/share/sane/gt68xx/'.

Head over to or click here to grab a copy of this file.

Assuming that this file has been downloaded to '/home/user/Downloads/' we need to do the following (as root):
cp /home/user/Downloads/PS1Dfw.usb /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/
chmod 744 /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/PS1Dfw.usb

Once these steps have been followed, the scanner should now work.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2011 13:26