Can anyone recommend a fairly recent model of scanner that is absolutely sure to work with Ubuntu Linux. I guess that means that it will work with the “XSane Image Scanner”, from inside Gimp, and with the gnomescan project’s “flegita” GUI. By recent I mean widely available to buy now.
I have too many paper-only documents so I want to back them up electronically.
As usual, the information about supported hardware out there is rather vague, with wildly differing interpretations of “works ouf of the box”. If you need to compile a driver or edit a text configuration file then it didn’t work out of the box.
Update: I don’t really want to buy an all-in-one device just to get a scanner. I already have a printer.