[sane-devel] Canon MF212w Scanner and SANE

monkity monkity at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 22:48:31 UTC 2015

Hi Olaf,

Olaf writes:

>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,
>Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2

Unfortunately nothing is that easy.  Mint doesn't download the 1.0.25 backend
with SANE; in fact it doesn't seem to do anything with respect to
backends.  I'm afraid
I'm going to have to build the backend from scratch, and I have no
experience with this.
I did find a copy of 1.0.25 on
That page, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/sane, and others aren't
really designed for
Mint and newbies though.  Where should I start?

Thanks again,

Scott W
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