[sane-devel] Newbie

Louis Lagendijk louis at fazant.net
Mon Feb 6 18:57:52 UTC 2017

On Tue, 2017-01-31 at 00:36 +0100, Horst Kern wrote:
> Hello there,
> please do not be too unkind with me, if I ask a dumb question.
> My new Canon Pixma Scanner 5751 does not work with the scanner
> programs 
> like simple-scan on my Ubuntu Linux.
> I turned on debugging and found many lines like this:
> [sanei_debug] Setting debug level of pixma to 21.
> [pixma] pixma is compiled with pthread support.
> [pixma] pixma version 0.17.18
> [pixma] Scanner model MP150(Canon PIXMA MP150) not found, giving up! 
> MG5700 series
> [pixma] Scanner model MP170(Canon PIXMA MP170) not found, giving up! 
> MG5700 series
> I downloaded the latest sane backend: sane-backends-e3ed043
> In the code I found, that MG5700 is listed.
> Is there any way to install the update, or do I need to compile from 
> source? (Did not do that for a long time!)
> Best Regards,
> Horst.
Hi Horst
You need an updated package, so recompiling may be the way to go. If
you are on Ubuntu, Rof Bensch's PPA (see https://launchpad.net/~rolfben
sch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-git) may help you. Otherwise check the

BR, louis

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