Using Fujitsu scansnap ix500 in ubuntu 16.04

One way to use Fujitsu scansnap ix500 scanner in ubuntu 16.04 is thru virtualbox using windows 7.

Virtualbox needs to detect the usb.
Unable to view/connect usb devices to a virtualbox guest from ubuntu host
Add your user to the vboxuser group.
$ sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $USER

Plug scanner usb into a usb 2 and NOT usb 3 port or you will get an error “failed to create a proxy device for the USB device. (Error: VERR_PDM_NO_USB_PORTS)” because virtualbox may not support usb 3.

Enable usb 2 controller

Inside virtualbox
downloaded the installer

Run installer

Enable ix500 usb

and finish the installer