[sane-devel] Progress of Canon LiDE 500F (GL841) support

George Willegers george at willegers.net
Sun Sep 16 14:24:54 UTC 2007

What is the current status on the Canon LiDE 500F support? The most 
recent messages I can find are from about a year ago, and indicate that 
it is a work in progress. (The 500F has a GL841 chip, which should be 
supported by the genesys backend.)

As an LiDE 500F owner (bought when I was using Windows) I would like it 
to be supported in the near future. I tried using the scanner in a 
virtual machine running Windows XP, under VMware Server and under 
VirtualBox. Both did not work.

I tried adding the 500F as a clone of the LiDE 60 in genesys_devices.c 
(with the correct device ID), but after compiling and installing the 
adapted version, the scanner was still not found. It is detected by 
sane-find-scanner (found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], 
product=0x221f [CanoScan], chip=GL841) at libusb:001:012), but not by 

I am not a device driver programmer, but I am willing to provide someone 
with information that could help supporting the LiDE 500F by SANE. Or 
else I would have to buy a new scanner ;-(


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