[sane-devel] Canon PIXMA MX350
csc_jhm at shsu.edu
Mon Jul 5 00:14:59 UTC 2010
Nicolas Martin <nicolas0martin <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Le dimanche 04 juillet 2010 à 01:33 +0000, John a écrit :
> > Guenther Hutzl <guenther.hutzl <at> googlemail.com> writes:
> > >
> > > On 07/02/2010 10:19 PM, John wrote:
> > > > If you haven't got it working yet, you might try the canon drivers for
> > MX350
> > > > from:
> > > > http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010836.asp
> > > >
> > > > Using the rpms from that source I have text printing partly working over
> > > > wireless which is more than I could do before. Haven't tried the
> > yet
> > > > but scanner drivers are included in the bundle.
> > > >
> > > > --john
> > > >
> > > Hello!
> > >
> > > Thanks for the hint. I will try that driver when I have time. I did not
> > > yet work on the usb snoop trace. But I will soon. I will soon have
> > > access to a windows XP pc so I can do the trace then. It would help me
> > > if anyone could point me to some documentation about how to produce
> > > useful traces. I did not find any post here, but I may have searched
> > > wrong. I will post the trace results here when I have them ready in the
> > > next weeks or so.
> > >
> > > Guenther.
> > >
> > >
> > As a last resort I read the guide that comes in the driver bundle from
> > Had to then uninstall everything and make changes to SELinux and the
> > before reinstalling. Unbelievable. It searched and found my wireless MX350
> > set it up in Cups. It prints photos and text and mixed content as it
> > It also scans but as per the guide the only app that sees the scanner is
> > Sure don't understand why Canon doesn't have the linux stuff on their US
> > site. At least I couldn't find it. Of course my wife says I can't see
> > any more unless they are moving. After 49 years I guess she knows me pretty
> > good.
> > This may not be of any help resolving your problem but thought I would let
> > know how my situation turned out.
> > --john
> Interesting pointer.
> Canon has issued a new version of their printing driver (3.30), that
> includes now a network backend (cnijnet) additionally to the classic usb
> Also, the scangear package seems to include code for network scanners
> Try to run scangear (or scangearmp), this is the main frontend provided
> by Canon for scanning.
> This Linux software from Canon is developed by the Canon-asia teams, and
> each worldwide Canon region is autonomous to propose its own product
> lines and support. That's why you might find this Canon Linux software
> on the Asian or European site, but not the US one.
Thanks Nicolas. You just made my day. Interesting too about Canon's philosophy
regarding independence of the regional teams.
I'm using Fedora and found scangearmp in /usr/local/bin.
When I run "scangearmp --help" it responds with "scangearmp is a GIMP plug-in
and must be run by GIMP to be used" but it pops up the scanner selection dialog
(I only have the net driver installed) and then goes on to the scanner gui. I
can scan singles from the platen or a stack of documents from the adf. Better
yet it lets me make a pdf from a stack of documents in the adf. Something I
could not figure out how to do in GIMP.
Maybe in the future Canon will see the wisdom of switching to a SANE driver but
this at least appears to be a big step in supporting their printers on Linux.
Again, thanks. You help is much appreciated.
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