[sane-devel] Canon DR-7080C

Troels Thomsen troels.pil.thomsen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 11:44:56 UTC 2014

One question:
Why do you need a head-unit for the scanner?
You should be able to compile and use SANE and XSane under windows ,
through cygwin (or msys?).

Ok , with the cygwin+sane+XSane solution, all users at the office will need
to install some software in order to scan from the device,
but that was the case with the cannon driver also, right?
Is it because you want the buttons on the Rasberry Pi to scan pages, and
dump data in a predefined folder , e.g. on a network share?

Good luck !


2014-09-19 12:32 GMT+02:00 James Herrick <wideboy3 at gmail.com>:

> Hi all,
> I have a Canon DR-7080C at work that I can no longer use with supported
> versions of windows because the driver support only goes up to windows
> vista. So I am giving SANE a try as it seems a shame to can the scanner as
> it is still in very good condition and is a good quality unit.
> The supported hardware list shows it as untested but someone on this
> mailing list has had a recent success with a basic test (
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2014-August/032565.html
> ).
> I am new to using SANE. I'm fairly green in the Linux dept too but I am
> learning and am an IT Tech by trade from a primarily windows environment
> and I am wondering what is required to get it to a tested working, or not,
> status and if I can help with the testing at all? I am willing to use a few
> lunch hours and some time after work to help.
> So far scanimage -L and scanimage -T the same results as the linked email
> above. Using Xsane I can scan a single page but not if it is placed on the
> document feeder. That doesn't seem to want to feed so far regardless of the
> few settings i have tried. Xsane seems to only be able to do one scan at a
> time before refusing to do the second. I have yet to have a bash at the
> command line.
> For my purposes I don't mind if it is only command line compatible as I am
> using a raspberry pi as my header unit for the scanner. This means I can
> rig up some hardware buttons to the GPIO pins in a nice case and have some
> predefined scanning scripts to bring the scanner back to life.
> Kind regards
> James
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