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

David H. Durgee dhdurgee at comcast.net
Thu Jan 17 16:23:54 UTC 2013

Rolf Bensch wrote:
> Hi David,
> Please check the used sane version with 'scanimage -V'.

dhdurgee at DHD-Z560 ~/Downloads $ scanimage -V
scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.22; backend version 1.0.22

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Rolf

I went to the download section of the sane-project site and see:

"Most Linux distributions package SANE with modifications required to 
support their authentication or permissions systems. We recommend you 
use the vendor's packages. If you need a more updated version of SANE, 
be prepared to build from source, and ask on a distro-specific forum for 

Given this, I guess I need to post on the mint forums to ask about an 
update from 1.0.22 to a more current version.  I will get back to the 
list after I see what responses I get there.


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