I just needed some emergency scanning done and realised I don’t have my digital camera or all-in-one printer with me, so dug my ancient Mustek 1200 UB Plus scanner out of the loft.

With a quick bit of Googling I found the firmware on this website, copied it to /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/ then uncommented this override line in /etc/sane.d/gt68xx.conf

# Mustek ScanExpress 1200 UB Plus:
override "mustek-scanexpress-1200-ub-plus"

And now I’m scanning using SANE via the GIMP at 1200dpi colour on Linux!

I also updated the blog to WordPress 3.0.5