[sane-devel] Sane support for Canon PIXMA MG2120, trying to get it to work

David H. Durgee dhdurgee at comcast.net
Wed Jan 16 21:54:37 UTC 2013

The all-in-one went on sale and I decided to buy it to try it.  I am 
seeing the following on my linux mint katya x64 system here:

> dhdurgee at DHD-Z560 ~/Downloads $ sudo sane-find-scanner
> [sudo] password for dhdurgee:
>   # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
>   # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
>   # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.
>   # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
>   # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.
> found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], product=0x1751 [MG2100 series]) at libusb:002:029
>   # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
>   # SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.
>   # Not checking for parallel port scanners.
>   # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
>   # can't be detected by this program.
> dhdurgee at DHD-Z560 ~/Downloads $ sudo scanimage -L
> No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
> check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
> sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
> which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).
> dhdurgee at DHD-Z560 ~/Downloads $ sudo simple-scan libusb:002:029
> ** (simple-scan:21605): WARNING **: Unable to get open device: Invalid argument
> dhdurgee at DHD-Z560 ~/Downloads $

So sane-find-scanner is working and finding the scanner, but scanimage 
does not appear to be seeing it.  I also tried using simple-scan, but it 
is complaining.  I don't see the format of the device documented for it, 
so perhaps this is a simple error?  Where do I go from here?


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