[sane-devel] I want to test the Sane backend for Canon Pixma MG3670 Multi-functional Scanner-Printer I have

Susmita/Rajib Bandopadhyay bkpsusmitaa at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 05:46:35 UTC 2016

Hello, Sir!
Hope you won't be irritated of my naivety.

knoppix at Microknoppix$ scanimage -V
scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.22; backend version 1.0.22

Then I did the following after downloading sane-backend from:
knoppix at Microknoppix$ git clone git://git.debian.org/sane/sane-backends.git

Then I did:
knoppix at Microknoppix$ whereis scanimage
scanimage: /usr/bin/scanimage /usr/bin/X11/scanimage
/usr/local/bin/scanimage /usr/share/man/man1/scanimage.1.gz

Then I went inside of the downloaded sane-backend directory and did:
knoppix at Microknoppix:~/Downloads/sane-backends$ make && sudo make install
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.

I repeated and found the same result even in su.

Although there are makefile.in and makefile.am.

What do I need to do?

I hope I am not irritating you.


On 08/02/2016, Rolf Bensch <rolf at bensch-online.de> wrote:
> Hi Rajib,
> First please check the used Sane version on the command line (in a
> terminal window):
> $ scanimage -V
> scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.26git; backend version 1.0.26
> The shown versions must be minimum 1.0.25. Otherwise you must install
> Sane from git as described in README.linux:
> http://www.sane-project.org/docs.html , chapter "Step by step install on
> Linux 2.6.* and 3.*".
> If you have a suitable Sane version, you can start scanning via the USB
> interface with a frontend of your choice: scanimage, xsane, ... Please
> disable all Ethernet and WiFi connections to your printer/scanner device!!!
> To get some debug information, please enable this on the command line with:
> $ export SANE_DEBUG_PIXMA=4
> You may read the man page ($ man sane-pixma) for details.
> Please also start a gui frontend from the command line (the same
> terminal window), e.g. xsane:
> $ xsane
> Then you'll see the debug output in the terminal window beside the xsane
> windows.
> Your scanner should scan pages up to 600dpi out of the box. What's about
> scanning @ 1200dpi? You may see your image double beside each other.
> Please report your results.
> Many thanks for your help.
> Cheers,
> Rolf
> Am 23.01.2016 um 17:00 schrieb Susmita/Rajib Bandopadhyay:
>> Dear Sirs,
>> I have always had a problem with xsane. The only time I had seen xsane
>> work was with HP multi-functional scanner printer.
>> I can volunteer to test the xscane backend for my printer. Information
>> collected from:
>> http://www.sane-project.org/sane-backends.html
>> Tell me how to go about it.
>> Regards,
>> Rajib
>> Mysore

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