[sane-devel] Xsane (canon MG6450)

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Wed Sep 23 15:18:01 UTC 2015

Hi Lovro,

Your scanner wasn't fully supported by the backend version 1.0.24.
1200dpi scans don't work.

Everthing else should work with scans up to 600 dpi. Please test all
options with your favourite frontend. I prefer xsane.

If you might get problems with 1.0.24, you won't get around to install
Sane 1.0.25 from git.

The brightness of the scan result depends on the scan settings. Please
try the sliders in xsane and watch the results in the preview window.

Hope this helps.


Am 19.09.2015 um 21:45 schrieb lovrolu:
> I have already installed SANE (through my distribution's package
> manager) and confirmed that it works with my scanner. I'm on Fedora 22
> running GNU/Linux, kernel release 4.1.6-201.fc22.x86_64.
> Running `scanimage -V` from the shell returns
>     scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.24; backend version 1.0.24
> I'm not sure but I think the git version of SANE is 1.0.25. Since 1.0.24
> works just fine (from the tests I've done -- the reason I would like to
> help out is to confirm that it *fully* works as expected on 1.0.24) I'm
> not sure if upgrading to 1.0.25 is worthwhile, at least currently.
> I have also installed the official driver from Canon. Scans produced
> using Canon's driver are a bit brighter but this is probably just to
> different default settings. Since it was just a quick test I didn't
> bother too much customizing the brightness level but I might do that if
> required.
> Anyway, I wanted to know if there's a test suite that SANE offers that I
> could run or some kind of a procedure I could go through to verify that
> SANE *fully* works as expected with my scanner (and with this particular
> version of SANE I have)?
> If you think I should use the latest version of SANE I can probably do
> that but most likely not right away. However, I would like to try out
> 1.0.24 first, if possible.
> Have a nice day,
> Lovro
>> Hi Lovro,
>> The MG6400 Series scanner is supported by the git version of Sane:
>> http://www.sane-project.org/lists/sane-backends-cvs.html#S-PIXMA .
>> You can check the latest code with your scanner. Please install Sane
> >from git as described in README.linux:
>> http://www.sane-project.org/docs.html .
>> Many thanks for your help.
>> Cheers,
>> Rolf
>> Am 18.09.2015 um 22:55 schrieb lovrolu:
>>> Since quite some time has passed and it looks like OP either gave up or
>>> had some difficulties, I thought I would chime in and help out since I
>>> just got mine today.
>>> http://www.sane-project.org/sane-backends.html#S-PIXMA lists PIXMA
>>> MG6450's status as "untested". I would like to resolve this. Could
>>> someone point me in the right direction? What am I to do as a tester?
>>> Lovro

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