Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Genius Colorpage Vivid4X on Kubuntu 6.10

This is a How-To on setting up Genius Colorpage Vivid4x scanner on my Kubuntu 6.10.

If you have a different brand of scanner, better check out the SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) page located here:

Also make sure to read the ReadMe file located here:

If you have a different brand of scanner, check it out here:

If you're a busy man, there's a few instructions that I myself used to get my scanner working here:

Of course you need to download and install the following packages to make your Genius Colorpage Vivid4x work:
libsane (already installed in Kubuntu 6.10)
sane (the graphical frontend) and
sane-utils (SANE utilities)

You may install the above apps using Adept or Synaptic or Aptitude or you may download and compile them yourself.

As for the firmware, you will need to check on what firmware you need to use. Check the backends links above so you'll know exactly what you need.
As for my case, I need CCD548.fw located on the "C:\Program Files\ScannerU" (/media/hda1/Program Files/ScannerU). If you have the same exact brand of scanner and need the exact same file, please contact me so I can email it to you.

As you can see above, we have to copy the firmware file on the /usr/share/sane/gt68xx (You may do this via the command-line or by issuing the kdesu konqueror command since you have to be root to copy the firmware file on the /usr/share directory)

Next, run sane-find-scanner to check if your Genius Colorpage Vivid4x was detected by your system.

If it says No USB scanner found, then you have to make sure the scanner is connected properly and that it has a power light in front. Also try issuing the lsusb command and check if your system has detected it.

After all of this is done, you may now test your scanner. Since I'm using Kubuntu 6.10, I'll be using Kooka Scan and OCR Program. If you haven't launched Kooka before, then this window should appear prompting you to choose a device to use.

And I tested it out by scanning the front cover of Pugad Baboy 18.

So here's the output of Pugad Baboy 18 at a Resolution of 75

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