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

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Thu Jan 17 20:08:58 UTC 2013

Hi David,

Sane 1.0.24 isn't a released version. Please fetch it from git and
install in manually on your system. I think that we need to patch some
small issues. This can only be done with the git version.


Am 17.01.2013 17:23, schrieb David H. Durgee:
> 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
> advice."
> 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.
> Dave

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