[sane-devel] Canon P-215 USB modeswitching

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 01:03:33 UTC 2014

I worked on the backend for this scanner remotely, but I've never
actually touched one. I had no idea it did this modeswitching.


On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 9:49 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
<glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> Hi!
> I am currently trying to get the Canon P-215 document scanner
> working with SANE backends 1.0.24 from Debian unstable, the
> scanner is reported to have basic support.
> The scanner integrates a USB mass storage device to store drivers
> and applications for Windows and MacOS allowing the scanner to
> be used without the hassle of dealing with installation media.
> Thus, when connecting the scanner to my Linux box, it's shown
> as a mass storage device with a different device ID (0x1647
> instead of 0x1646 which is the device ID listed in /etc/sane.d/
> canon_dr.conf).
> I have been playing around with usb_modeswitch to set the scanner
> into scanner mode, but without success.
> Does anyone know the proper call to usb_modeswitch to invoke the
> scanner mode? Since the scanner has been reported to work with
> SANE, I suppose someone knows how to do that :).
> Cheers,
> Adrian
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