[sane-devel] Canon PIXMA MP130
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 21:36:39 UTC 2007
2007/12/18, James Crow <james at ultratans.com>:
> You might want to check the list archives for Canon PIXMA driver
> support. I have the MP160 and it is supported. There is driver that
> works in CVS. It may also include support for your printer.
> Start here: http://home.arcor.de/wittawat/pixma/
There's exactly where I looked. Here's a quote from that site:
" Unknown protocol: These devices don't work with this backend and there is
no easy way to add supports because they use a different command set which
has to be analyzed first. Co-programmers are welcome! :-) I personally
cannot do this because I don't have the devices. MP110 4A9:1700 1200 N N - N
unsupported MP130 4A9:1701 1200 N N - N unsupported"
I saw that someone wrote here about the MP110. Maybe the MP130 can use the
Anyway, the site I referred to when I first wrote, suggested that someone
could write a backend to this and other unsupported drivers and it also said
that it is not a very hard thing to do for people who know a little C, for
example. Well, since I have studied C a long time ago, I thought that maybe
this isn't very impossible after all, but I guess I will need some help to
get me started. I don't know where to begin, kind of. I don't even know
exactly how a driver in general works... I need some basic knowledge to get
started, and I just thought that someone here could give me some kind of
clue where to start or some links that explain things...
What do I need (except a C compiler and the scanner)?
Can the fact that I also have Windows XP with a working driver be of any
help? Is there some kind of software for Windows that can give me any clues
about how the MP130 works?
Yes, I can do some C programming, but I need to know what I need to do...
otherwise it's kind of being told to create a schoilkus program in C without
also being told what a schoilkus program is (in this case nothing since I
just made it up...).
On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 19:30 +0100, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> > 2007/12/10, Epostlistor <gurus.knugum at gmail.com>:
> > I visited http://www.sane-project.org/contrib.html and readed
> > about
> > contributing to the project - Writing a Backend (Driver).
> > The page said that "You don't need to be an experienced
> > programmer.
> > Backends are usually written in C, so some basic knowledge of
> > this
> > language helps. You need a lot of patience, however,
> > especially if you
> > can't get programmer's documentation from your scanner's
> > manufacturer."
> > I learned C many years ago and I still think I remember most
> > of it, but I
> > am not programming very much these days. I am writing here
> > because I think
> > I need all the help I can get. Maybe someone is already doing
> > this, then I
> > might be able to contribute in some way. If not, it feels like
> > there are a
> > lot of things I need to know. Maybe there are similar backend
> > drivers out
> > there that I can get inspiration from and learn how to write
> > things like
> > that.
> > I have the Canon PIXMA MP130 and my operating system is
> > GNU/Linux Ubuntu
> > Studio 7.10. I also have a small partition with Windows XP, so
> > I can use
> > the scanner that way, but of course I want to use it with
> > Ubuntu. At the
> > moment I can only use the printing function with Ubuntu, but I
> > needed to
> > install additional software before that was possible.
> > Is there some kind of software for Windows that can "scan"
> > what's sent and
> > received to/from the MP130 while scanning etc? I guess that
> > would help
> > somewhat.
> > My idea is to write a very basic driver just to make it
> > possible to scan
> > with no fancy features (which are pretty useless anyway in
> > most cases).
> > Some things, like basic image editing, is better done with
> > dedicated
> > software, such as GIMP, I guess.
> > So, any comments to this? Will this task be too tough for
> > someone like
> > me..?
> > Johnny Rosenberg
> > Okay, seems like nobody's interested in this, so I guess I'll just
> > skip the idea and buy another skanner instead. Besides, I guess that I
> > would have failed doing this anyway.
> > Johnny Rosenberg
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