XLH-3800 Barcode Scanner: Linux Compatible

The XLH-3800 laser barcode scanner is powered by a USB port and pretends to be a keyboard. (It “types” the codes of barcodes when you scan them.)

I am happy to report that this (generic) laser barcode scanner works out-of-the-box with Linux (Tested on Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04), and does not require any module configuration like the ACAN FG-8100 barcode scanner.

The XLH-3800 is a true laser barcode scanner, meaning that it throws a rapidly scanning laser dot (100 times per second) out into the world, giving the appearance of a laser line. This increases the read range when compared to a CCD scanner, and gives a visual indicator of where to point the device.

7 thoughts on “XLH-3800 Barcode Scanner: Linux Compatible

  1. How do you program this barcode scanner? is there a manual? Do i go into it’s properties inside of the computer? Any light on the situation would be very appreciated. Thank You.

  2. Wes,

    Unfortunately, the person I bought this scanner from on Ebay did not include a manual with programming barcodes. I asked for a manual, and they sent me a PDF for a manual for a different barcode scanner. They were never able to provide a manual with programming barcodes, so I am unable to program the scanner. Luckily, the default programming works for me. The only thing I would really like to be able to change is to mute the “beep” when it successfully scans something. If you find a manual with programming barcodes, please let me know.

  3. I have the manual for this scanner. I don’t know if you still need it. I can try and scan it to see if you print it out it might work. Let me know if you would like me to try.


  4. hey mark. i do also need the manual for this scanner. bought it on ebay and all i got was a chinese manual 🙁 didnt find the manufacturer of the device on the internet. this is crap!! i have the scanner xlh-6809

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