[sane-devel] NO scanner is now recognized. :(

John McGill jmcgill85258 at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 27 18:35:09 UTC 2010


On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 10:07 PM, Mr Fair Go <mrfairgo at mrfairgo.com> wrote:

> >> I compiled and installed the latest sane-backends-1.0.21 and tried to
> >> use it with a Canon DR-2010C scanner,
> G'day!
> I have a Canon  MX310 which was scanning OK, but only in colour.  There was
> some sort of bug in Greyscale and B&W.  I attempted to "compile and install"
> the newer sane backends also, but as a newbie I clearly did something wrong,
> because now none of my Linux scanning software will find the Canon or any
> other scanner (I have 3).  I even uninstalled and reinstalled SANE and
> gscan2pdf via the Package Manager, but still "
> Can someone point me to a *very basic* Linux how-to that explains for a
> newbie exactly how to "compile and install" with Linux?  Everything I look
> at assumes I have more knowledge about "compiling" than I actually have.
> Running LinuxMint 9 (Isadora) which is built on Ubuntu, for nearly a year
> now.  Up to this point upgrading and installing packages via Package Manager
> has been adequate for my needs, but the newer version is not available this
> way, thus I attempted the more challenging route, but can not find
> "instructions" anywhere.
> Thanks
> Mr Fair Go
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