horst-r.kern at t-online.de
Thu Feb 9 00:07:19 UTC 2017
On 06.02.2017 19:57, Louis Lagendijk wrote:
> 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
>> 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,
> 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
Thanks Louis for the hints.
I did not want to have much effort, so I did not install the
USB-sources, although it might be dangerous. I expect to have the
expected support in one of the next official Ubuntu updates. So I did it
quick and dirty. Later I found a German description, for what to do, but
it seems slightly more complicated.
So what I did after the download and extract (which I had done before to
check the sources for string "MG5700 series").
I read PROBLEMS, because that is what they tell you during compilation.
"Remove" current sane libs:
(Which are not in /usr/lib, as described in the README file. In the file
INSTALL there is more accurate information. The dynamic solution in the
INSTALL.linux was too complicated for me.)
mv sane xxxsane
mv libsane.so.1.0.25 xxxsane
mv libsane.so.1 xxxsane
As normal user:
Add installation dir to library search path:
So I added this last line to my .bashrc
Many thanks to the developers of the sane software.
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