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Date:      Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:35:54 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Amit Yaron <amit@phpandmore.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Using PlustekMobileOffice with Wine
Message-ID:  <20170913153554.f71f2b50.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <a6538568-5ffc-3438-8987-9f8c8500a52b@phpandmore.net>
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On Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:13:27 +0300, Amit Yaron wrote:
> I know that Wine for Linux can support USB if you create links to 
> /dev/ttyUSB*, which do not exist in FreeBSD.

Depending on the scanner, two things are possible:

a) finally /dev/uscanner0 appears, which means that SANE has
   a 90%+ chance to get the scanner working

b) only /dev/ugenX.Y (generic USB device) appears, but SANE can
   often work with that, too

At least a new USB device should be recognized by the system.
With the usbconfig utility, vendor and device ID can be obtained
for further investigations about hardware support.

Scanner interaction tools are provided with xsane, xscanimage,
a GIMP plugin, or a LibreOffice function.

It's worth checking which native solutions are possible before
trying more complex things like WINE or even a full "Windows"
virtualization.


-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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