[sane-devel] Support for Canon MF4320d

Nicolas Martin nicolas0martin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 19:09:34 UTC 2009

Indeed, the pixma protocol is declined into about 5 to 10 different
flavours, fitting more than 50 different Pixma models, and we have for
now implemented in the pixma backend, all the ones that we have
encountered. Looks like new models still implement the same ones, as
seen recently for the new MP640. Also, few protocol evolutions have been
seen for recent Pixma models.
So adding a new model requires generally to take a look at its Windows
Snoop trace, and declare it according to the protocol used. Some tweaks
may be needed if necessary. 
As allan stated, there's great chance that this model can be easily
supported by the pixma backend, simply contact the list to get help
around that, and we'll see what is to be done.


Le mercredi 07 octobre 2009 à 09:20 -0400, m. allan noah a écrit :
> Seems that most pixma machines have similar protocols to already
> supported devices. The author of the backend is also quite quick to
> support new machines. So, chances are good that it will work with
> minimal effort. However, there is no way to know for sure unless
> someone buys one and tests it. It could be completely different.
> allan
> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 6:03 AM, Markus Wanner <markus at bluegap.ch> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm wondering if pixma backend might support the scanner part of the newish
> > Canon MF43x0d devices (x ranging from 2 to 5, depending on having an
> > automatic document feeding (3 and 5) and/or additional fax module (4 and
> > 5)).
> >
> > The list of supported devices already sports MF412x as well as MF4270, which
> > all look pretty similar to the new products, in spec as well as optically.
> >
> > Does anybody else have such a device to test? Do you think it'd be worth a
> > try (given I have decent C programming skills, but not much time). The
> > hardware seems to have a pretty high bang-for-the-bucks-ratio, but I'm
> > hesitant as I need Linux support (and much prefer OSS drivers).
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Markus Wanner
> >
> >
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