[sane-devel] Canon LiDE 700F flatbed scanner

Canie Adams adamscr at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 18 17:18:32 UTC 2013


I have been unable to get my Canon 700f to work with Ubuntu 12.04. I've 
tried all the tricks and tips I could find with no success.  As far as I 
can tell I'm running all the latest and greatest.  I found where Matus 
Sabo requested assistance and I'll include your exchange below.  His 
description is exactly what I'm seeing.  Xsane fails with "Invalid 
Argument" as well as scanimage -T.  sane-find-scanner finds the scanner 
as well as scanimage -L.  The device is in the rules file and I can see 
it as root or user.  I just cant scan. When I get the "invalid argument" 
the device number is deleted and shows up again with the next sequential 
number.  System log only shows that a new device was found.  I'd really 
like to get this working as I love Gimp but the Windows version crashes 
regularly but the Ubuntu version can't use the scanner.  Help!!

On 19/08/2012 21:50, Matus Sabo wrote:
>/  Ubuntu 12.04
/>/  I followed installation steps from:
/>/  https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompileSaneFromSource
/>/  I can list device, but i cant scan because of error "Invalid argument"
/>/  .. with sudo rights it is same.
/>/  edko at edko-UL30VT  <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sane-devel>:~/Downloads/sane-backends-git20120819$ scanimage -L
/>/  device `genesys:libusb:002:015' is a Canon LiDE 700F flatbed scanner
/>/  edko at edko-UL30VT  <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sane-devel>:~/Downloads/sane-backends-git20120819$ scanimage
/>/  [genesys] WARNING: Your scanner is not fully supported or at least
/>/  [genesys]          had only limited testing. Please be careful and
/>/  [genesys]          report any failure/success to
/>/  [genesys]sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org  <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sane-devel>  
/>/  <mailto:sane-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org  <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sane-devel>>. Please provide as many
/>/  [genesys]          details as possible, e.g. the exact name of your
/>/  [genesys]          scanner and what does (not) work.
/>/  scanimage: open of device genesys:libusb:002:015 failed: Invalid argument
/>/  edko at edko-UL30VT  <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sane-devel>:~/Downloads/sane-backends-git20120819$ scanimage -V
/>/  scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.23git; backend version 1.0.22
/>/  If you need some another logs just send me email.
/>/  I hope it helps you to make it work
/>/  Matus Sabo.
/      Hello,

      something didn't work like you expected. There is no 'WARNING' in
current git source tree. You can check it by setting debug before
running the same commands with:

The debug messages should report a '1.0 build 2302' version if latest
version is ran.

Since SANE 1.0.23 is about to be released, I think PPA for this release
will be available soon. It may be a matter of a week or two.

Meanwhile, you could check the libsane-genesys.so.1.0.23 library is
present in /usr/lib/sane or in /usr/lib64/sane (on 64bits systems). Also
check that you don't have both subdirectories.


Canie Adams

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