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Scanner MUSTEK 1248 UB on Ubuntu

by | 30 January 2014 | Linux | 7 comments

I have an old scanner Mustek 1248UB and I decided to use it on my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. Of course after plugged it in USB it doesn’t work, so I found solution in the internet. BTW Mustek 1248UB is still very popular scanner.




You have to download file SBSfw.usb into a /usr/share/sane/gt68xx directory.

If you don’t have this directory, don’t worry and simply create it.

Copy of this file is on my private server here.


cd /usr/share/sane/gt68xx
sudo wget

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  1. fayez tayeh

    Iam sorry i have an mustek 1248ub scaner  from  2005 I want to use it now but itdoesnot work propply. my computer now work with windows 7, befor was windows XP   . when I download mustek 1248ub they told me I must download the old program published in 2008 v 1.2 about (25mb) also, I couldn’t find it in google search .  thank you .

  2. fayez tayeh

    Iam sorry , I need  an old program (mustek 1248 UB) established in 2008 v. 1.2.

    Ipurchase my scaner in 2005 from amman jordean . thank uou

  3. Chris

    But this blog is about Linux not Windows. I’m sorry I can’t help you.

  4. Łukasz

    OMG I just got that scanner from someone. Your driver still work as on 2019. Thanks! 🙂

    • admin

      Yes! It’s incredible! BTW! Pozdrowienia z Częstochowy 🙂

  5. Bloognoo

    Confirmed still working in 2023! You’re a life saver!

    In my case it’s a repackaged clone – PC Line – PCL-3000 so I’ll name it here for the benefit of search engines 🙂

    • admin

      Great! It’s good to hear it.


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