[sane-devel] xsane could not recognise pixma:MX710_PRT-MX715

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Tue Jul 29 19:03:35 UTC 2014

Hi Paul,

Sorry, but we cannot support official Canon software. Please ask them.

On the other hand you can use Sane scanner driver instead of Canon's
scangearamp. But your scanner isn't tested yet.

If you like to be a tester, install recent development version of Sane
as described here: http://www.sane-project.org/README.linux. Your
scanner should work up to 600dpi out of the box. If 1200dpi and 2400dpi
scans are faulty, I can prepare a patch. Please report your results.


Am 28.07.2014 um 20:35 schrieb Paul de Wit:
> I am using a canon Pixma MX715 with Linux Mint 17.
> Downloaded and installed the official canon
> cnijfilter-mx710series-3.70-1-deb and scangearamp-mx710series-1.90-1-deb.
> Got the printer working (also wireless) and scanner is recognised in
> Simple Scan 3.12.1 when using USB.
> However, I like to use the scanner wirelessly and use some fine
> options of xSane.
> When I start xSane 0.998, it will report an error "could not find
> 'pixma:MX710_PRT-MX715': function not supported.When I turn the MX715
> off and restart xSane, it will quickly report no scanner found.
> My question is: "why?"  since the MX715 seems a MX710 scanner with
> MX715 printer combined. Also the official drivers are generic for all
> MX710 series, including the MX715. To me it seems that in one or
> another xsane config or register, the model name is not added or
> incorrect. Can I help somehow getting this model added, is there a
> machine ID that I can supply for that?
> Best regards,
> Paul

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