[sane-devel] MP210 or PIXMA MP210 under Slackware13.0 not working...

Nicolas Martin nicolas0martin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 11:05:10 UTC 2010

MP210 is well supported by Sane (should be OK with 1.0.20, but better
install Sane git and recompile now that you're here), I don't know which
version of Sane ships with Slackware 13.0, but the MP210 is a Pixma
model, and uses the Sane pixma backend to operate. NOT canon630u.

After browsing quickly through the thread you're indicating, here are
some pointers to help you set up your Pixma:

- be sure the pixma backend is enabled in dll.conf
- check the version of Sane you're using. MP210 is supported since Sane
1.0.20, but better install Sane git as you'll benefit from latest
enhancements and fixes
- check the usb perms. This is is a recurring issue, so first try under
root to have your scanner recognized and handled. If it works with root,
then go ahead with a normal user account, and check the perms the
scanner gets for r & w, you can use the udev rules if your distribution
uses them to tweak the usb devices perms.
- take some logs to see in more depth what's going on:
$ export SANE_DEBUG_PIXMA=11
$ scanimage -L
$ scanimage -T
These commands will become your friends.

Hope it helps, good luck, and feel free to post if you need more help.


Le vendredi 05 mars 2010 à 17:33 -0800, Bradley D. Thornton a écrit :
> Hello.
> I've been having some difficulties in setting up my PIXMA MP210 scanner 
> under Slackware 13.0.
> I could really use some help here, and to save a long, drawn out 
> explanation here covering everything I've been wrestling with over the 
> last two days, There is a very detailed thread I've posted here:
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/problems-setting-up-scanner-in-slackware-13.0-793324/
> Basically, my scanner is being detected as an MP210 just fine, but it's 
> using the canon630u.conf, and there wasn't any pixma.conf in 
> /etc/sane.d/, although there is a pixma entry in dll.conf as well as a 
> canon630u entry.
> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. This has me pulling my hair 
> out :)

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