[sane-devel] Canon CanoScan 9000F (similar to 8800F) supported by sane?

Al Bogner sane at ml093.pinguin.uni.cc
Tue Sep 7 09:01:55 UTC 2010

Am Di, 07 Sep 2010 15:52:36 CEST schrieb Gernot Hassenpflug:

Hi Gernot,

> >> > Should lsusb show any info of the scanner? /../
> >>
> >> Yes, certainly, just like any other USB device. /../
> >
> > I tried 2 pcs and 2 USB-cables, so the chance that there is a
> > hardware problem with the scanner, is high.

I set the transport lock to send the device back and then I had the
idea to test with


So I moved the transport lock again and now the scanner was recognized.
So I think there is/was a contact problem.

> >> > The main task will be to scan invoices and papers like this with
> >> > 150dpi in lineart, so nothing special. But sometimes I would like
> >> > to use the film guide mount with bigger film formats than 35mm.
> >> > That's why I think of this scanner.
> >>
> >> The 8800F and 9000F both work with 4800dpi already,
> >
> > So, if I could choose the 8800F driver, it should work? I mean, I
> > can scan with 150dpi?
> No, you need the new pixma_mp150.c file from me and compile SANE
> yourself from CVS with my file replacing the CVS one. If you prefer to
> wait some weeks, you will have the 9000F support also in CVS.

I prefer to wait and use my old SCSI scanner, if there are important
things to scan.

Please post in this thread, when the driver is available genrally and
which sane version I need. I will wait until the driver is available
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics/openSUSE_11.2/ and
when I see that the necessary version is available I will buy the 9000F.

> I'm
> trying my best to complete the support but even without 9600dpi
> support it will be eminently usable (up to 4800dpi works flawlessly).

I don't care about 9600dpi, less is ok for a while, but I would prefer
to install everything from a repo. More important than the resolution
for me is, that scanning of bigger than 35mm films works.

> I found:
> http://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/opensuse/11.3/i586/sane-backends-autoconfig-1.0.21-3.5.i586.html
> And under the "requires" I clicked on sane-backends and found a rpm
> for OpenSuSE on that page.

I found a newer repo now at

I had it already in my list, but I had to force the installation of a
newer version.

Now I have

Thanks a lot for your efforts!


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