[sane-devel] Canon MF212w Scanner and SANE

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Mon Nov 30 09:54:15 UTC 2015

Hi Scott,

Scott writes:

> Hello,
> I'm a Linux Mint user and so is my father.  We're trying to set up an 
> all-in-one printer I bought today and have had good luck setting up on 
> the printer side, but not the scanner side.  I hoped SANE would do the 
> trick but the MF210 series for Canon isn't yet verified as working so 
> SANE isn't picking it up.  Allan directed me to the list, so I'm hoping 
> someone here can help.
> I should note that I only have about a month before I have to return the 
> equipment if I can't get a resolution.
> Anyone available and interested to help test this out and expand SANE's 
> reach?

Have you tried sane-backends-1.0.25.  That versions claims that support
for the MF210 Series was added to the pixma backend.

Seeing that you are using Linux Mint, I *guess* that you get your SANE
backends via the Ubuntu package archives.  The version in Ubuntu's wily
(1.0.25+git20150528) appears to be new enough.
# The Changelog mention the addition on 2015-04-03.

Hope this helps,
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