[sane-devel] Canon PIXMA MX430 Support (USB ID 0x04a9/0x175b)

Fredrik Haikarainen fredrik.haikarainen at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 23:34:41 UTC 2014

Hello again,

Just wanted to know if I'm supposed to wait for a reply here or how this
mailing-list thing works (never participated in one before).


On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 5:41 AM, Fredrik Haikarainen <
fredrik.haikarainen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I noticed that this scanner (as stated in the subjectline) is on your list
> of untested scanners, and I want to be of any help I can to you as I have
> this very scanner.
> I have no prior experience of either sane or working with scanners under a
> GNU/Linux environment, but I do have very much experience in programming
> (C++ mainly, also grasp C very well).
> I managed to scan some documents I needed to, although with some trouble.
> Sometimes the "scanimage" program would just sit and wait with no output,
> while the scanner did pretty much the same (didn't even make a single
> noise), other times I'd get some I/O error, where half the time the scanner
> would also display a totally unrelated error (that didn't even happen, like
> "Close this lid" while it really was closed, and didn't matter at all to
> the scanning process). One thing that always fixed this was replugging the
> USB and running sane-find-scanner again.
> To proceed testing (and eventually patching the pixma backend), I would be
> so delighted if you had any test-suite ready for these kinds of things, or
> perhaps a checklist of sorts. Any documentation/tools that I could use to
> ease this process would be highly appreciated, although I have no problem
> to start with nothing at all as well, I'm simply wondering what exists for
> this already.
> PS. I'm on ArchLinux and not Debian, if that matters a lot. I'll have you
> know I've used debian for about 7 years before switching though, so I know
> a lot about it.
> Looking forward to add another scanner to your bunch.
> Regards,
> Fredrik Haikarainen
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