[sane-devel] Canon DR-7080C

James Herrick wideboy3 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 14:29:06 UTC 2014

Hi Troels

Yep. That is exactly my plan. I should be able to get away with the basic
B&W or colour, single or multi-page from the feeder, maybe a switch for
output format and have it scan to a network folder for my users. Because
with the best will in the world users will be users and Xsane has a lot of
things to configure.

As for the Canon provided windows driver it is listed not compatible with
windows 7 or 8 and testing confirmed this and we are running 7 across the
board for our desktops and laptops. I didn't know cygwin was capable of
that as I have never used cygwin before and have no idea how to set it up
and configure it. Thus I headed straight for Linux as it usually has better
support for "obsolete" hardware.



On 19 September 2014 11:44, Troels Thomsen <troels.pil.thomsen at gmail.com>

> 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 !
> /Troels
> 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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