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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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Solved Re: Scanner Issues

#19 Post by philmulley » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:47 am

Many thanks to all who contributed to this thread.

I've tried all of your suggestions (plus a great many others via wasting my life on google) and sadly without any luck.

My next move is to see if there are any hardware issues with the main PC (rather than the scanner, I've tried 2) instead. Towards the end of my attempts the machine started to shut down (not due to thermals) without warning so there does seem to be issues there.

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Re: Scanner Issues

#20 Post by johnf76 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:51 am

It might be worth trying the scangear driver Cannon uses for their Inkjet MG700 all in one printer (I've used it successfully).
Here's a link to the debian package:

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/1/010000627 ... deb.tar.gz

It's from this page:

https://canondrivers.blog/2017/08/24/dr ... ows-linux/

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