[sane-devel] Configure the scanner of Canon i-SENSYS MF4380dn via network

Louis Lagendijk louis at fazant.net
Sat Dec 9 13:37:01 UTC 2017

On Sat, 2017-12-09 at 13:59 +0100, Stefan Greim wrote:
> Hello,
> i switched some weeks ago from Windows to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I
> have 
> some trouble using my scanner of Canon i-SENSYS MF4380dn via network.
> I installed the printer driver from this site: 
> https://www.canon-europe.com/support/consumer_products/products/fax__
> multifunctionals/laser/laserbase_mf_series/i-
> sensys_mf4380dn.aspx?type=drivers&language=EN&os=LINUX 
> The printer is working as expected.
> After that I added this the Sane Repository as described here: 
> https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-git
> I added to the file /etc/sane.d/pixma.conf: "bjnp://" 
> (which is the ip of the canon device) and tried to find the scanner
> via 
> "sane-find-scanner" and "scanimage -L", but that did not work.
> The results are:
> ~$ sane-find-scanner
>    # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If
> the
>    # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
>    # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.
>    # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different,
> make 
> sure that
>    # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.
>    # No USB scanners found. If you expected something different,
> make 
> sure that
>    # you have loaded a kernel driver for your USB host controller
> and 
> have setup
>    # the USB system correctly. See man sane-usb for details.
>    # Not checking for parallel port scanners.
>    # Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other
> proprietary ports
>    # can't be detected by this program.
>    # You may want to run this program as root to find all devices.
> Once you
>    # found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions
> as
>    # necessary.
> and:
> ~$ sudo scanimage -L
> No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something
> different,
> check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
> sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the
> documentation
> which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).

Looking at the code I get the impressio that you scanner is not yet
supported. adding support may be easy (looking at the web I get the
impression that the MF4380 should be similar to the MF4360 that is
supported. But nobody has done the work. 

best regards, Louis

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