[sane-devel] Kyocera ECOSYS M6526cdn usable with SANE?

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 12:38:01 UTC 2015

There is very little Kyocera support in SANE, so i doubt this would be
a simple job. We would need logs of the scanner in action using the
windows driver directly over USB (if it has that), and also over the
network. Then someone would have to spend hours looking at the logs to
generate a simple test program. Then after multiple rounds of testing,
that could be inflated into a full-sized SANE backend. This is a great
deal of work, and very difficult if the developer does not have access
to the hardware.


On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 5:54 AM, Marco Patzer <mail at homerow.info> wrote:
> On 2015–02–11 Johannes Meixner wrote:
>> On Feb 10 00:12 Marco Patzer wrote (excerpt):
>> >Kyocera ECOSYS M6526cdn multi function device
>> >I got the printer working flawlessly with CUPS.
>> >But I struggle with the scanner.
>> >It it connected via Ethernet.
>> In the technical data sheet at Kyocera
>> http://cdn.kyostatics.net/dlc/eu/documentation/datasheet/kyocera-m6256cdnseries-datasheet-view-131212.-downloadcenteritem-Single-File.downloadcenteritem.tmp/KYO_Gemini_DS_M...n_ISOc_View.pdf
>> I found in particular (excerpt)
>> "SCAN FUNCTIONS ... Functionality: Scan-to-e-mail"
>> (and many more).
> I does indeed have a scan-to-email function.
>> Accordingly I think what I worote about
>> "powerful network printer scanner copier all-in-one device"
>> in "Scanning via Network" at
>> https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Configuring_Scanners
>> matches perfectly here.
> I personally find scan-to-email one of the most cumbersome workflows
> ever. Especially if you don't run a mail server on your network. I
> don't want to open a mail program, extract the file and import it in
> the application. Such a workflow seems very convoluted.
> It would be optimal if (at least the guys sitting close to the
> scanner) could just use any SANE frontend, specify the settings and
> scan directly into the application. That's how we imagine the
> optimal workflow.
> Until we find a way to connect the scanner to SANE our current
> workaround is to specify the scan settings on the device itself and
> save the image on an SMB share (which is also supported).
>> The above mentioned technical data sheet at Kyocera also reads
>> "PRINT FUNCTIONS ... Emulations: ... KPDL 3 (PostScript 3 compatible),
>>  PDF Direct Print 1.7"
>> See "PostScript+PDF printers" at
>> https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Printer_buying_guide
>> As far as I know what is currently missing for direct PDF printing
>> are PPD files that support PDF printing directly, see
>> https://bugs.linuxfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1234
>> I don't know if Kyocera perhaps already provides a PPD file for
>> their ECOSYS M6526cdn model that supports direct PDF printing.
> I don't know the Kyocera PPD file details and the direct PDF
> printing status. I just know that the printer works for all our
> intents and purposes.
> Marco
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