[sane-devel] Need help with Canon scanner
alan at his.com
Sun Aug 23 17:15:52 UTC 2015
On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 11:31:30PM +0200, Rolf Bensch wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> This time with one 'l'.
<G> Vielen Dank!
> 'scanimage -h' shows all options of your scanner, if you scanner has
> been switched to "Remote Scanner" mode before. Some options come from
> the backend and are not described in the doc of scanimage. Please read
> the manpage of the Pixma backend: 'man sane-pixma' and note that button
> scan isn't supported for your scanner.
I checked that already. That is fine with me. It is easy
for me to half-rise from my chair, press the Scan button
on the Canon . . . and then issue my scanimage command
The sane-pixma man page speaks of the 'device pixma'; but
I have tried ls /dev/pixma" and am told that a device
with such a name doesn't exist. There is confusion here?
or is 'pixma . ." hidden in some subdirectory?
> Alternatively to scanimage I'm using xsane as gui frontend.
I would love to try xsane, simple-scan, etc! But I
think I have to install some front-ends(?) or utils,
and I am fearful of breaking what now seems to work
quite well. Suggestions?
> Hope this helps.
It does indeed! This morning I was able to scan
the very colorful Japenese advertisement I wrote of
yesterdeay, but today in Gray scale.
My new desires: what /dev/ is this Canon scanner? and how to
use other front-ends? are just that: desires. They are not
needs. Again, I am most grateful!!
Alan McConnell : http://globaltap.com/~alan/
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