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    How do I download the software for my new Neat scanner?


    I am new to Linux starting out with linux mint mate. I have a Neat scanner that I use for my job. I am trying to put the software on my computer with the cd that comes with the scanner. When i put the cd in the computer reads it, but i do not know how to open it or download the program.

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    Read the link below which provides detailed instructions on how to do it on Ubuntu. Mint is derives from Ubuntu so all the steps (3) should work with the possible exception of 'nautilus'. I don't use Mint Mate and don't know what file manager it uses so you may have to research that if you don't know.

    NeatDesk Portable Scanners - Working

    The CD is probably specifically for windows and I doubt it will work on Mint.

    You need sane installed. Type each of the following commands in a terminal consecutively and see what results you get. Make sure it is plugged in and attached to the computer.

    xsane
    sane-find-scanner
    scanimage --list-devices

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    The file manager is Caja
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
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    Does simple scanner work.....it came with Linux mint and I set up my printer with the system and then hit scan and it worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjmxtech View Post
    Does simple scanner work.....it came with Linux mint and I set up my printer with the system and then hit scan and it worked
    +1 on SimpleScan. I have an HP All-In-One and SimpleScan found it on my network and does everything I need for scanning. I really like its Crop feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbop View Post
    +1 on SimpleScan. I have an HP All-In-One and SimpleScan found it on my network and does everything I need for scanning. I really like its Crop feature.
    Does simplescan work with Google cloud print if configured correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjmxtech View Post
    Does simplescan work with Google cloud print if configured correctly?
    I've never used Google cloud print so can't answer. Nice thing about Linux world you can just install and try it out that will answer your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    The file manager is Caja
    Or nemo. As in finding
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