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

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Fri Jan 18 08:42:46 UTC 2013

Hi David,

Please try a 1200 dpi scan.

If the image is OK, I'll change the status of your scanner as complete

Otherwise you need to install Sane 1.0.24 from git and we will go on
with patching and testing.

The manual installation is described in README.linux:
http://www.sane-project.org/README.linux. There comes a newer version
with the sources from git.


Am 17.01.2013 22:27, schrieb David H. Durgee:
> 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:
> ppa:nathan-renniewaldock/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.
> Dave

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