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

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Thu Jan 17 14:08:01 UTC 2013

Hi David,

Please check the used sane version with 'scanimage -V'.

Your scanner should be detected from sane 1.0.23 with 'scanimage -L'.
You can do a testscan with 'scanimage >pic.pnm'. I would prefer xsane as
grafik frontend for sane.

You can fetch the latest sane version 1.0.24 from git. The installation
is described in README.linux: http://www.sane-project.org/README.linux.
There comes a newer version of README.linux with the sources from git.


Am 16.01.2013 22:54, schrieb David H. Durgee:
> 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?
> Dave

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