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Buck Fankers
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Re: Scanner Issues

#11 Post by Buck Fankers » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:57 am

philmulley wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:32 am
the scanner is a Canoscan LIDE 220.
I have Canoscan LIDE 200 and luckily it worked out of the box. I hope you get it working.

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Re: Scanner Issues

#12 Post by philmulley » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:04 am

Thanks for your good wishes

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Re: Scanner Issues

#13 Post by philmulley » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:05 am

I did try enabling saned as suggested earlier in this thread: sadly no luck with that either. Keep the suggestions coming though!!

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Re: Scanner Issues

#14 Post by Richard » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:02 am

I had a problem getting my old Acer (later bought-out by BenQ) scanner to work with Linux.
Finally found a Windows driver that works.
Just on the off chance that this might serve you in finding a solution for yours,
I'm posting the process that I used for years to scan with the Acer, after I found the Windows driver.

I've had good luck with xsane and family.

Search for a Windows driver for your scanner.
Extract the driver from the .exe file or whichever it is in.
I used Double Commander to extract (Windows Total Commander will work also).
# GoldNugget, July 11th, 2007, 07:10 PM
# "...downloaded the windows driver zip file, mirascanv403u10b.exe

;; Make these changes, as root:

mkdir /usr/share/sane/snapscan
#cp /DATL/Copy/Hardware/Acer-Benq-scanner/u176v046.bin /usr/share/sane/snapscan
cp /home/richard/Dropbox/Hardware/Acer-scan/u176v046.bin /usr/share/sane/snapscan

;; add this line to: /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf
;; #firmware /usr/share/sane/snapscan/your-firmwarefile.bin
firmware /usr/share/sane/snapscan/u176v046.bin
then
## uncomment the line: /dev/usb/scanner0 bus=usb:
## and for USB scanners also specify bus=usb, e.g.
/dev/usb/scanner0 bus=usb


************************
# BenQ link for Acer 620U driver download
# http://www.benq.co.uk/support/downloads/downloads. cfm?product=160&page=downloads&dtype=D
#
# A big thank you to dmbk for these instructions. The full thread is here:
# http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-317685.html
# PILGU
# September 2nd, 2007, 06:29 PM
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Re: Scanner Issues

#15 Post by stsoh » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:30 pm

try this (maybe u have done this b4), unplug scanner usb.
open terminal and input below:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gocr libusb-dev libsane-dev libsane-extras xsane-common xsane
after install, replug scanner usb.
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Re: Scanner Issues

#16 Post by smilliken » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:11 pm

stsoh wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:30 pm
try this (maybe u have done this b4), open terminal and input below:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gocr libusb-dev libsane-dev libsane-extras xsane-common xsane

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sudo usermod -a -G scanner
I have one of these Canons and this would be my suggestion. It was plug 'n play for me with Mepis and MX.
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Re: Scanner Issues

#17 Post by philmulley » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:45 am

I have installed those packages and I did check to see if the running user was a member of the scanner group. Great suggestions though, and thanks for commenting. I will double check when I get the chance again (its not my machine) and see if all the packages you mention are in fact, installed.

Cheers

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Re: Scanner Issues

#18 Post by alb » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:12 pm

It just so happens that I've taken delivery of a LIDE 220 today and have it working fine with gscan2pdf thru a USB3 port.

I followed section 3.1.3 (Scanner) of the excellent MX User Manual which links to https://mxlinux.org/wiki/hardware/scanners where, under the 'Canon' section, it instructs to change the 'Frontend' setting of gscan2pdf to 'scanimage'. This is the only thing that I had to do to get it working.

Hope this helps.
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