Configuring Scanners for Linux

After you have installed the hardware, you will need to identify the name of the scanner device driver and set permissions for the scanner.

You must identify the name of the SCSI device that is working with your scanner so that you can configure Harmony to communicate with it.

Device drivers all have names starting with /dev/sg. If your scanner is the only generic SCSI device connected to your system, it is likely that the name of its driver is

If you are uncertain about the device name, you can use the findscanner utility provided with Harmony. Use the findscanner utility to probe your SCSI bus for devices. It will tell you the name of the device being used by scanners attached to your system.

NOTE: The device name of your scanner will change if you add, remove or swap other generic SCSI devices.

If you want multiple user accounts to be able to access your scanner, you must modify the permissions on the device driver.

/dev/sga must represent the device driver of your scanner.