[sane-devel] Canon Pixma MX530 series

Stephen Weston stephencweston at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 16:55:17 UTC 2014


Thank you very much for the patch. I have now tested that patch and can 
confirm the scanner will now correctly scan images at the 1200dpi 
resolution. Perfect!

Just a query with the ADF.  I have noticed that with the 'Simple Scan' 
tool in Ubuntu it will report as 'Failed to scan' after it has finished 
the last document in the ADF rather than cleanly finishing the scan job. 
I doubt this should be normal behaviour and is more of an annoyance 
rather than a real problem as I can just close the message and still 
carry on as normal. Also in xsane if I have more documents in the ADF 
than I tell it, then it will correctly scan in the number of sheets I 
told it there are, but then the scanner attempts to take in the next 
sheet which ends up stuck in the ADF. I then have to go through 
switching the device off and on to get it to release that sheet of paper 
from the ADF.

These ADF problems are only minor annoyances so its not going to cause 
major problems.

Another question... is this updated and patched version of sane and 
sane-backend ever likely to be included in an standard Ubuntu update?  I 
don't really know how these sorts of things work.

Again, I really appreciate your help and the effort you have put in to 
support people like me.


On 08/09/14 17:53, Rolf Bensch wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> Attached is a patch to fix your issue.
> To test this, you must install Sane from source as described here:
> http://www.sane-project.org/README.linux and patch 'backend/pixma_mp150.c'.
> If you don't like to test the patch, I can directly upgrade Sane repro
> and my ppa.
> Cheers,
> Rolf
> Am 07.09.2014 um 23:57 schrieb Stephen Weston:
>> Rolf,
>> Thank you for your help. I have followed your instructions on a fresh
>> install of Ubuntu 14.04.
>> I'm pleased to report that in general the scanner is functioning well
>> over the wireless connection.
>> I can confirm that the ADF appears to be working correctly, however
>> scanning at 1200dpi is not functioning correctly. I have attached the
>> image file that resulted from scanning a crisp packet at 1200dpi, along
>> with a scan at 300dpi for your comparison.
>> I appreciate all the effort you are putting in to getting the drivers
>> and hardware working correctly and please do let me know how I can help
>> to this end. If you require me to do any further testing or any other
>> information to help please don't hesitate to ask.
>> Regards,
>> Stephen
>> On 06/09/14 18:55, Rolf Bensch wrote:
>>> Hi Stephen,
>>> You can try my ppa:
>>> (1) $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rolfbensch/sane-git
>>> (2) $ sudo apt-get update
>>> (3) $ sudo apt-get upgrade
>>> Please report if the scanner is working, especially 1200dpi and ADF.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Rolf
>>> Am 06.09.2014 um 12:33 schrieb Stephen Weston:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I have noticed that the scanner on the Canon Pixma MX530 is marked as
>>>> untested and currently I have been unable to get the scanner
>>>> recognised by sane in Ubuntu 14.04.
>>>> I am happy to do work to test this device and get it functioning.
>>>> Unfortunately my expertise is limited, so would appreciate any advice
>>>> and guidance on what I can do to help.
>>>> I have already followed many suggestions and guides on the internet to
>>>> try to get the scanner working, but all to no avail.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Stephen

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