[sane-devel] Canon DR2020U

BakerBoy bbsanedevel at baker.com.au
Fri Mar 23 12:48:53 UTC 2012

Ulrich, this may not suit your needs but I have got the basic functions 

0. I use VirtualBox for a number of things anyway so it was installed 
in my machine and I am familiar with using it.

1. I made a new VM booting XP and got it connected to my network and 
successfully talking to both printers and the internet.  I shared an NFS 
share (containing a destination folder for scans) into the VM via 
VirtualBox Shared Folders (requires guest additions).  I gave the VM the 
USB port with the scanner on it.

2. I installed the DR2020U scanner software to the VM.  I set up bunch 
of "jobs" for the scanner.  These are the scan configuration and output 
options associated with the buttons on the scanner.  Among the options 
here I disabled output confirmation.

3. I tested things and overcame the normal swag of minor difficulties 
and misunderstandings including the permissions on the destination 
folders for scans.

4. I shutdown the VM and restarted it using VBoxHeadless --startvm 
CanScan.  ("CanScan" is the name of my VM)  It works beaut.  You can't 
log off or the VM dies but you can switch to a different user.

I have not yet worked out how to:

a) Get the VM to run when the (Ubuntu lucid) host starts up.

b) Get remote access to the vm via VRDP - I have to read Ch.7 of the 
VirtualBox help.

It is by no means ideal but it works now.  If and when sane supports 
the machine or Canon support Linux I'll look at doing it the proper way.


On Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:31:24 +0100, Ulrich Schachenmayr wrote:
> I Have the same problem. My scanner is a Canon ImageRUNNER C1028iF
> (copy, printer, fax. scanner ). Printer and fax work but I can not 
> get
> the scanner working.
> Can anyone help me to get this box working under UBUNTU or KUBUBTU
> 11.10? Thank you for your help
> Ulrich Schachenmayr
> ulrich at schachenmayr.net
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> 2012/3/15 Alejandro Imass <ait at p2ee.org>:
>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM, Benjamin Baker
>> <benjamin at wimmerahills.com.au> wrote:
>>> Unfortunately I have misread the supported scanners lists and 
>>> purchased an
>>> unsupported device.
>>> It is a Canon DR2020U.
>>> I run Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid).
>>> I would be very happy indeed to hear that somebody is working on 
>>> the
>>> canon_dr backend to support this device.  Otherwise I'll just have 
>>> to bribe
>>> somebody - or do it myself.
>> I tried the do it myself path with one of these machines and it was 
>> a
>> lot better to hire an expert here. Some parts of Sane are easy but
>> when you get down to the motor control, sensors, etc. you need to 
>> have
>> the experience to quickly recognize these patterns or you're gonna
>> spend _a lot_ of time and trial and error and the risk of ruining 
>> your
>> machine. These ADF devices are a lot more complex than your average
>> flatbed....
>> The main problem will be the access to the machine for the person
>> helping you develop this, and you will probably have to help and 
>> give
>> remote access to your machine, etc. You may need a Windows machine 
>> and
>> the original drivers so you can capture some examples of traffic
>> between the pc and the device to get the work started.
>> Best,
>> --
>> Alejandro Imass
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