[sane-devel] SANE backend for Canon PIXMA MG8250

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Fri Apr 12 09:07:11 UTC 2013

Hi Volker,

If you want to read the program and backend version use: 'scanimage -V'.

You can do a test scan with 'scanimage > test.pnm'.

But it's easier to use a graphic frontend like xsane.

If your scanner still won't work, I need a log file from scanning a
small area of approx. 5mm x 5mm @ 75dpi with: 'SANE_DEBUG_PIXMA=11
scanimage -x 5 -y5 2> pixma.log > test.pnm'.


Am 11.04.2013 18:58, schrieb Volker Lenhardt:
> Hi, I'm new here. My work environment is openSUSE 12.3, KDE 4.10,
> sane-backends 1.0.23.
> It happens that there is a SANE driver for my new printer-scanner
> Canon PIXMA MG8250:
> /usr/share/sane/descriptions/pixma.desc:
> model "PIXMA MG8200 Series"
> :interface "USB"
> :usbid "0x04a9" "0x1756"
> :status :untested
> :comment "Testers needed!"
> But it doesn't work. Test output from Yast:
> Fehler
> Test mit 'scanimage -d pixma:04A91756_20D0DE -v' ist fehlgeschlagen.
> Ergebnis:
> scanimage: scanning image of size 638x877 pixels at 24 bits/pixel
> scanimage: acquiring RGB frame
> scanimage: min/max graylevel value = 34/242
> scanimage: sane_read: Error during device I/O
> I have no idea how a scanner works and how a driver communicates with
> it. But if I can be of any help, though, I'm ready to do my best
> testing my scanner hoping to get it to work somehow.
> What can I do?
> Greetings
> Volker

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