From MEPIS Documentation Wiki
OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
Some scanner software has the capability for OCR if an OCR package is installed. (Again, refer to the Scanner section of the Linux Software page)
For hints and stories, search the MEPIS Community forum for "OCR".
1) Verify that your username is included in the scanner group.
GUI method Open KUser, click on the Groups tab, double-click on "scanner" and look for your username in the left hand column. If it is not there, find it in the right-hand column and move it over.
CLI method Open a terminal, become root, and type
Look for the line beginning with the word "scanner" and make sure your user name is somewhere after the last colon. If not, add it as root, so it would look something like this.
2) Plug your scanner directly into the motherboard, not through a hub.
3) Remove conflict with component:
- from the command line type;
kdesu kate /etc/sane.d/dll.d/libsane-extras
You will be prompted for the root password.
- Put a # symbol at the beginning of this line:
This will "comment it out" of the active configuration.
Save the file.
4) For some Epson scanners, it may help to install:
5) You may have to manually edit the configuration file. Click KMenu --> System --> File System --> File Manager - Superuser mode, and provide the root password. Navigate to and open the file
Scroll to the bottom, and insert two new lines:
[usb] 0x03f0 0x0605 device /dev/usbscanner
then save the file.