[sane-devel] trying Canon DR-3080C

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 13:32:05 UTC 2010

Go ahead and try it with the current version, and see if that works.

If you want to build a dev version:

1. install the libusb-dev package (or libusb-devel, not sure what your
version of linux calls it)
2. install gcc package and it's required dependencies (though it's
probably already installed)
3. download latest sane-backends from http://www.sane-project.org/snapshots/
4. tar xzf sane-backends...
5. cd sane-backends...
6. (all on one line):
 BACKENDS=canon_dr ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --disable-locking
7. make (then wait awhile)
8. copy the file backend/.libs/libsane-canon_dr.so.1.0.21 over top of
the copy provided by your distro, probably
/usr/lib/sane/libsane-canon_dr.so.1.0.20, and copy
backend/canon_dr.conf over the copy in /etc/sane.d
You can save the old files before you overwrite it if you want.
9. test with scanimage

Only step #8 needs to be done as root. If you dont see it or it does
not work, let me know.


On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 1:43 AM, D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh at mimosa.com> wrote:
> | From: m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com>
> | Known issue, fixed in our git development version. For now, you can
> | reduce the buffer size in canon_dr.conf. Though, if more issues turn
> | up, you'll end up upgrading anyway.
> Since this driver has never seen this scanner before, I imagine that
> there are going to be a bunch of adventures.  So I'm inclined to
> try a version from the development tree.
> Is there a "howto" to build this for testing on Ubuntu Karmic?  Am I
> best off downloading the source for the Karmic 1.0.20 libsane package,
> slipping the current tree into that, rebuilding, and installing?  Or
> is there a more sensible way?
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