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

David H. Durgee dhdurgee at comcast.net
Thu Jan 17 21:27:39 UTC 2013

Rolf Bensch wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Rolf
I have done a bit more research and located a ppa to update sane:


I added this to my repository list and updated.  I now see:

> dhdurgee at DHD-Z560 ~/Downloads $ scanimage -V
> scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.23; backend version 1.0.23
> dhdurgee at DHD-Z560 ~/Downloads $ sudo sane-find-scanner
>   # 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.
>   # No USB scanners found. If you expected something different, make 
> sure that
>   # you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller and 
> have setup
>   # the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details.
>   # 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
> device `pixma:04A91751_421ADF' is a CANON Canon PIXMA MG2100 
> multi-function peripheral
So scanimage 1.0.23 now sees the scanner.  I was also able to use 
simple-scan to scan a document, confirming basic function of 
the unit.

As this scanner is noted as "testers needed", is there anything I can 
provide you at this point with the 1.0.23 release?  If I need to install 
1.0.24 from git to be of real assistance I will do so, but I will need 
someone to outline all the steps to get this working properly on my 
system.  I am running linux mint 11 Katya x64 on the system I am 
currently using to test this, which is based on ubuntu 11.04 natty.  I 
have another system running linux mint 13 Maya x64 which is based on 
ubuntu 12.04 precise which I could also use and might do so in the 
future after further testing.


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